Gunman killed in US school shooting

2012-12-14 18:55
In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, following a reported shooting there. (AP/ Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, following a reported shooting there. (AP/ Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

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Connecticut - A school shooting in the US state of Connecticut ended with the shooter dead on Friday, with at least one teacher wounded and frightened students fleeing outdoors.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns, a person with knowledge of the shooting said. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation was still under way.

It wasn't clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher had been shot in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital.

Stephen Delgiadice said his 8-year-old daughter heard two big bangs and teachers told her to get in a corner. His daughter was fine.

"It's alarming, especially in Newtown, Connecticut, which we always thought was the safest place in America," he said.

The superintendent's office said the district had locked down schools in Newtown, in western Connecticut about 96km northeast of New York City.

State police said Newtown police called them around 13:40 GMT.

A photo posted by The Newtown Bee newspaper showed young students - some crying, others looking frightened - being escorted by adults through a parking lot in a line, hands on each others' shoulders.

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