Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting

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Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting
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Police at the scene of the shooting
LocationSandy Hook Elementary School
Newtown, Connecticut, U.S.
Coordinates41°25′12″N 73°16′43″W / 41.42000°N 73.27861°W / 41.42000; -73.27861Coordinates: 41°25′12″N 73°16′43″W / 41.42000°N 73.27861°W / 41.42000; -73.27861
DateDecember 14, 2012; 8 years ago (2012-12-14)
9:35 – 9:40 a.m. EST (UTC−05:00)
TargetStudents and staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School
Attack type
School shooting, murder–suicide, matricide, spree shooting
Deaths28 (27 at the school including the perpetrator, and the perpetrator's mother at home)
Non-fatal injuries
PerpetratorAdam Lanza[1]

The Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a school shooting which happened in Connecticut, United States on December 14, 2012. Twenty-eight people were killed in the shooting, including many children and teachers and the perpetrator's mother at home.[4]

The shooter was Adam Lanza. He shot and killed his mother. He then went to Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, and killed twenty children and six staff members as well as injuring two other staff members. He committed suicide before he could be arrested by the FBI.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Miguel Llanos (December 14, 2012). "Authorities ID gunman who killed 27 in elementary school massacre". NBC News. Associated Press. Retrieved December 17, 2012.
  2. Winter, Tom; Riordan Seville, Lisa (25 November 2013). "Newtown report: Shooter Adam Lanza had no clear motive, was obsessed with Columbine". NBC News. Archived from the original on October 24, 2020. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  3. Richinick, Michele (25 November 2013). "'No conclusive motive' in Newtown shootings, report says". MSNBC. Archived from the original on May 29, 2016. Retrieved 6 August 2020.
  4. Barron, James (December 14, 2012). "Nation Reels After Gunman Massacres 20 Children at School in Connecticut". New York Times. Retrieved December 17, 2012.