President Obama Tearfully Speaks On Mass Shooting At Connecticut Elementary School [VIDEO]

photo: ap President Obama addressed the nation Friday (Dec. 14) following the shooting at a Connecticut elementary ...

President Obama addressed the nation Friday (Dec. 14) following the shooting at a Connecticut elementary school earlier in the morning. Driven to tears, Obama was visibly shaken by the ordeal. 

“As a country, we have been through this too many times,” he said. “Whether it's an elementary school in Newtown, a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora...these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children. We're going to have to come together to take meaningful action... regardless of the politics.”

The commander in chief confirmed phoning Connecticut governor Dan Malloy to offer his condolences and pledged “whatever resources the government can provide.”

As previously reported, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, opened fire at the school around 9:30 a.m, after allegedly killing his brother in New Jersey, then his mother, Nancy, who was a teacher at the school.

He shot off as many as 100 rounds, killing students in his mother's kindergarten class, before he died. It is unclear whether or not he shot himself, or was taken down by officers.

Lt. J. Paul Vance of the state police announced the suspect's death. “The shooter is deceased inside the building,” he told reporters. “There's a great deal of work to ensure that we cover all the basis relative to that individual. The scene is secure.

“Many agencies are working together to answer many of the questions regarding what's happening.”

Upon learning of the tragedy, Malloy's first priority was getting to families of the students. “The governor is horrified by what's happening,” said a spokesperson from his office. “He is meeting with families right now. His chief concern is to get the families the info they need as quickly as possible.”

As it stands 20 childrenmany between the ages of 5 and 10were killed at the school, along with 6 adults.

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Photo: AP

  • cris

    may god bless the young lives that were wrongfully taken, the 6 adults & their families.We need to love and appreciate our kids, loved ones and life.

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