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NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT (WVVA) - A mass school shooting leaves at least 26 dead, including 18 children and 8 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut.

According to MSNBC,  one gunman has been found dead. The shooter is 20-years-old, and is believed to have ties to the school. 

Currently one person is in police custody.

There is no information on the status of the victims.

The incident sent crying children spilling into the school parking lot as frightened parents waited for word on their loved ones.

"I was in the gym and I heard a loud, like seven loud booms, and the gym teachers told us to go in the corner, so we all huddled," one student at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown told NBC Connecticut during its live broadcast. "And I kept hearing these booming noises. And we all … started crying.

"All the gym teachers told us to go into the office where no one could find us," she added. "So then a police officer came in and told us to run outside. So we did and we came in the firehouse and waited for our parents."
 
According to reports two 9mm handguns have been recovered from the scene.
 
Three people were taken to nearby Danbury Hospital, a spokeswoman told NBC Connecticut. She would not elaborate on the ages of the victims or their conditions. 

One of those taken to the hospital was a teacher who had been shot in the foot, the Associated Press reported, citing a dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

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