9 y/o girl says that "police with big guns" led her classmates out of the building. Asked them to cover their eyes.
Fox News now reporting at least 28 dead in the Sandy Hook school shootings.
AP: 27 killed, including 18 children.
Mergin Bajraliu, a student at Newtown High School, 17, has a sister, 9, who is in fourth grade at the school.
They live nearby and he heard the shots and went to the school before most of the responders arrived to get his sister, and saw a police officer carrying out a little girl whose body was limp.
“The cop was just carrying her and she was leaning back. It was very traumatizing,” he said.
State police news conference starting soon.
Regarding buzzing into school buildings: I've never been asked first who I am before being buzzed in. You push a button, door gets unlocked
Venesa Bajraliu age 9 said she heard shots and her art teacher called her husband to call police #newtownshooting
Media gathering Treadwell Park for press conference #newtownshooting
Shooter is being described as a 20-year-old dressed in black, possibly the father of a student, although his age seems like it would conflict with that. Was wearing a mask and had two handguns, NBC has reported.
NBC: Shooter had connections to both Connecticut, where he lived, and New Jersey.
The girl's 17 y/o brother says that he saw a girl being carried out of the school by police. Her face was pale, her body still.
Re: "Worst school shooting in American history," that's accurate if colleges aren't included. 32 died in the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.
National media are reporting at least 26 people were killed in this morning's shooting, teachers and students. As yet unconfirmed.
.@nytimes reporting 18 dead.
NBC: Shooter used two 9mm handguns, a Glock and a Sig Sauer.
This could be the deadliest elementary school shooting in US history. 32 people were killed at VaTech in 2007.
NBC: There's a second person in custody, but it's not known if they were involved in the shooting.
I'm here in newtown waiting for the press conference to begin. Right now tonnnns of media trucks and cameras as helicopters circle overhead
Saw cops standing at the edge of streets, fire fighters directing traffic at an intersection not even near press conference
Principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung had five children, according to a 2010 Newtown Bee story.
NBC local affiliate: Second person in custody entered the school at the same time as the gunman.
At Treadwell park. This is the worst thing I've ever had anything to do with. God bless the victims and their families. #newtownshooting
Press conference starting #newtownshooting
Governor "horrified," meeting with families, spokesman said. State police spokesman up bext
State police conference is under way.