A deranged gunman opened fire inside an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut yesterday, leaving at least 28 dead, including 20 children.
The shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, went from classroom to classroom firing randomly, shooting children and school staff before turning the gun on himself.
Lanza shot his mother in the face at their CT home before driving to the school and opening fire on teachers, the school’s principle and twenty (20) innocent children.
Police say the first 911 call reporting gunfire at Sandy Hook Elementary School came in at 9:41 a.m. Hundreds of federal and local law enforcement officials responded to the scene.
Worried parents also rushed to the school to pick up their children. Frightened children were told to keep their eyes closed as they were led out of the school by teachers and parents. The school holds 600 children.
President Barack Obama was briefed on the situation at the school. Spokesman Jay Carney said the White House had “enormous sympathy for families that are affected” and would “do everything we can to support state and local law enforcement.”
The suspect reportedly used a .223 caliber assault rifle. In addition to the assault rifle, 2 handguns were recovered at the scene. The massacre is the latest in a shocking history of school massacres in America involving high-powered weapons.
The number of dead exceeds the 13 students and teachers killed during the Columbine High School massacre in 1999. 2 shooters were also involved in that massacre. At the time, Columbine was the worst school shooting in American history, until now.
With just a week away from Christmas, the devil crept into the community of Newton, CT and stole the joy of Christmas from parents and children and changed their lives forever. When you take prayer out of schools, you open the door for the devil to walk in.
Please remember: The devil can’t dwell where the spirit of the Lord is!