From AOL News Link
Authorities in Connecticut responded to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday morning, the local NBC station reports.
Police reported 28 deaths, including
18 20 dead children and others wounded, according to the Associated Press.
Officials identified the gunman as
Ryan Adam Lanza, 20, according to CNN. Reports say that he carried four weapons, and wore black clothing as well as a bullet proof vest. He died on the scene.
Other sources at Fox News and ABC News report that the shooter's mother, a teacher at the school, is presumed dead. There are reports that the many children who were killed were students of his mother. Obviously, the details may change as more is discovered.
I am sick and saddened. I could barely drive home because of the tears in my eyes for the tragic, senseless death of these precious children. One of TWW's readers is an employee of the Newtown Public Schools. He, along with a score of others, have asked that we pray in this time of tragedy.
A Prayer Link
Creator God, we come to you in confusion
Our minds argue with our hearts
And we are full of doubts and questions.
More than anything we need your blessed assurance
We ask that you be with the families who have lost children, relatives and friends in this horrific tragedy
We are your children, God, and we like things in neat, little packages.
This is supposed to be a time of the celebration of Christmas.
Why this? Why now?
None of this makes sense to us, God
We invite you Holy Spirit to come and comfort all those in Newtown, CT
In the name of Jesus