Updated 2:44 PM EST: The death toll has risen to nearly thirty, and sources are saying that at least 18 of them are children. I’m sick.
Updated 1:47 PM EST: The AP is reporting that the shooter was a 20-year-old male, and there’s reports from CBS that say the shooter may have been operating with an accomplice.
If you guys haven’t already heard via major media outlets or social media, there’s been a shooting at a school in Newtown, Connecticut. The gunman left at least twenty people in his murderous wake before being shot him or herself—by either his or her hand, or by the hand of law enforcement officials.
The children have been evacuated from the school and police are beginning their briefings to the public, but guys. This is some seriously heartbreaking news—I’ve been crying for an hour in empathy for everyone involved. Please pray for the families whose children won’t be opening the carefully-hidden Christmas gifts next week because some psychopath decided it would be better to kill little children than to kill himself.
If you have them, hug your littlest friends a little bit tighter tonight, just because.