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20-year-old suspect had ties to school
Associated Press, by Pete Yost

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Posted By:BuckeyeRon, 12/14/2012 1:33:19 PM

Washington - A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.The official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey state police are searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings, said by an official in Connecticut to have left 27 dead, including 18 children. The official in Washington spoke on the condition of anonymity because the source was not authorized to speak on the record about the developing criminal investigation.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: secondtimelucky, 12/14/2012 1:39:31 PM     (No. 9065600)

my first thought was that the shooting could have come from a domestic custody dispute. then I learned that the shooter was 20 y/o; so while he could be a parent, it´s not likely. THEN I learned that there might be another shooter now in police custody. Now, I´m veering away from domestic and into unknown territory. Into disturbing territory...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Italiano, 12/14/2012 1:41:27 PM     (No. 9065607)

The only "names" I´ve heard so far are Glock and Sig Sauer.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jiobaobubai, 12/14/2012 1:57:53 PM     (No. 9065640)

I have followed the identical progression as # 1.

Hideous.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: crabam, 12/14/2012 2:01:33 PM     (No. 9065646)

Horrible tragedy. I can´t imagine what the parents are going through.

Just like some of the readers have been talking abour racially profiling arab muslims at airport, we need to start racial profiling of young white males in their 20s-30s at all schools and malls.

Search Google for major shootings in the USA… search the shooters name…. there are wackos of every size, shape, color and ethnicity… The school shooters are almost all young white males in their 20’s-30s.

I believe in responsible gun ownership… but too many crazies out there and unfortunately you and I have to put up with the inconvenience …. Just my two cents.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: civilservant, 12/14/2012 2:14:33 PM     (No. 9065673)

#4, I will relate to you what another poster has said.........

"If only ONE teacher had been carrying her Lady Smith & Wesson."

Guns do not kill, people do.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BuckeyeRon, 12/14/2012 2:16:33 PM     (No. 9065676)

CNN reporting shooter is named Ryan Lanza...

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bpl40, 12/14/2012 2:17:36 PM     (No. 9065680)

We MUST train teachers like sky marshals, in concealed carry and use. These are the times we live in. Making schools a ´gun free zone´ is fatally delusional. 27 unfortunate souls paid the price today of this pig headed stupidity.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Feebie, 12/14/2012 2:20:37 PM     (No. 9065689)

While I can understand the human inclination to want to "profile" out of fear as #4 has pointed out - I am hoping clearer heads prevail.

It seem understandable, the knee jerk sentiment you´ve given us now on several (almost all related) threads....but no, we don´t need racial profiling - not for arabs, whites or anyone else.

We need to drop the idea that "others" can and will be able to protect us at arms length. We need to start adopting a culture who does not tolerate this - and has no problems using force to protect ourselves, including the lives of those we´ve been given custody of and/or responsibility over.

Otherwise, we all live in fear - and for most people - unnecessarily.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: crabam, 12/14/2012 2:22:13 PM     (No. 9065691)

#8... I´m sorry you didn´t catch the sarcasm in my racial profiling comment.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Feebie, 12/14/2012 3:17:09 PM     (No. 9065796)

That is what the /s is for, capice?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/14/2012 3:28:08 PM     (No. 9065816)

I agree with #7. If just one teacher had been armed??? However, watching Obama just now, do we not realize that this horrible event is just what Democrats needed to kick start anti-gun laws?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 12/14/2012 5:49:32 PM     (No. 9066061)

The shooter was Adam Lanza, 20, not his older brother Ryan. He shot and killed his mother, who was the kindergarten teacher.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/15/2012 5:34:03 AM     (No. 9066774)

This is an early report which is more honest than later ones... Shooter has ties to school.... Mom is not a teacher; She works at a luxury retirement home.

He shot the principal than psych, before killing babies. Maybe the shooter had some kind of working relationship with the school.

Questions = Why´d mom have such hi powered guns? What was true relationship of shooter to school?

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