"As you can imagine the governor is horrified by what happened. He's meeting with the families right now."
"The governor's chief concern is making sure the families get information as quickly as possible."
Lt. Paul Vance of the Connecticut state police is speaking now.
"On and off-duty troopers responded and with Newtown police began a complete active-shooter search of the school." Also tried to evacuate the school as quickly as possible.
"There were several fatalities at the scene, both students and staff. There is no information being released about that at this time."
"Suffice it to say the scene is secure."
"Many agencies are working together to answer all the questions about exactly what happened."
"The governor took a call from President Obama a little while ago, who was calling to express his condolences and those of the nation," and to offer any and all assistance needed.
According to the Associated Press, the shooter didn't have two handguns as reported earlier, but rather a 9mm Glock and a .223 rifle.
NBC News's Pete Williams: Alleged Newtown school shooter's parent found dead in a home in New Jersey.
The shooter is 24-year-old Ryan Lanza, NBC confirms. He was one of the dead at Sandy Hook Elementary.
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