Sunday, 16 December 2012
HEARTBREAK VIDEO: Obama weeps over the 'Sandy Hook killing'
Authorities told AP the gunman, 20-year-old Adam Lanza killed his mother (who is also a teacher at the school) before driving to the school in her car, where he targeted two classrooms in one section of the building. Lanza also died after shooting himself.
Obama said in his statement before shedding tears: "As a country, we have been through this too many times. Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago — these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children."