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December 16th, 2012
05:52 PM ET

Connecticut School Shooting

On Monday, we report on a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school.  As you hear me say in the show, the incident probably left you with a lot of questions; it left us with a lot of questions, too.  But if you feel comfortable typing out your thoughts - whether they're questions, observations, reflections or prayers - here is one place where you can do it.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Pervez

    I am from Pakistan. It is a tragic moment and tears in eyes. My sympathy is with all families who are victimised and whose loved ones are killed. I don't know, why the people keeps so much agression and one thing I have noticed that it is spreading every where in the world. My question from the concerned authorities is " Do you have any solution to stop people having this mental sickness". I want condolences with the family who are suffered and also with the remaining childern,who have survived because they would definitely have alot of questions in their innocent mind. I request Please Please consider these things seriously as Love should be above all.

    December 16, 2012 at 6:31 pm |
    • Sydney

      26 innocent people were murdered, 20 of which will never have their first kiss, be able to drive, or be able to get married. If there is any light to come of this tragedy its that as a country we can come together and help those affected by the shooting.

      December 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • Arianna

      Peeves I totally believe in everything your saying. I live in Maine and I just keep think the murders are becoming closer to home. I fear that one day this will happen and I will be one of these dead children. When I heard about this I hugged my mother tight and said I never want to lose you,

      December 18, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
    • Evvann

      I think that taking away guns can prefent school shooting but may not be enough to prevent death. The best thing to do is be very precatiouse about who is let in and out of the school. More than one personel should be armed in schools......

      December 19, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
    • Jaimy

      Its Just Sad How All Those Kids Died . They Were So Innocent . I Can Just Feel Their Parents/Siblings Pain.

      December 20, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
  2. Hayley

    I've always considered myself relatively safe living in a small community, but hearing that this happened in a small town has made me more aware that events like this can happen anywhere.

    December 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
    • Ray

      The reality that we all must face is that as a world we live in has changed. We are moving away from God, and until we begin to turn to him again, not just as a spare tire but a steering wheel, our world will continue to degenerate into violence and savagery. God help us.

      December 17, 2012 at 2:24 pm |
    • Summer

      My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the young children and adults that lost their life on Friday. It's a tragic and horrifying thing that happened. It's sad that those young children had to leave the world the way they did. They had a whole life planned ahead of them. I'm praying for the families that was affected and hope that they recovered form this horrific and horrifying thing that has happened to them.

      December 17, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
    • Sara

      You are exactly right. I feel safe where I live, but now knowing that this terrible, terrible event happened in such a safe area, I feel a little frightened.

      December 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm |
  3. Carrie

    This is a horrible tragedy..How can someone so evil look into the eyes of those 20 children, and pull the trigger. I will never know, and I will never understand. Our hearts have been broken by this tragedy but its time to sow the broken heart back together. The victims and the families of this tragedy are all in my prayers. Tragedies like this should never happen. Its time to actually do something it and try to prevent massacres like these.

    December 16, 2012 at 7:28 pm |
  4. Paul

    I wonder what it will take for the madness to end? Some say it is not guns that kill, it is people that kill. I agree that it is people, because we are the ones that cave to the lobbyists. People are the ones that allow it so that people who need help cannot get the help, but they can get access to weapons that serve no purpose in society, except for the purpose of killing. This is the one time in my life that Mr. Murdoch and I are in agreement. The politicians need to stand up and fight for what is necessary and make it more of an inconvenience for people to access these killing tools.

    December 16, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
    • Heather

      I agree with the fact that it's people that kill and not the weapon. But I don't think gun laws are the biggest issue in this case. Obviously the man who shoot up the school was not mentally stable! He needed treatment that might not have been available to him. Also the fact that the school did not allow staff to have concealed weapons let him know the school could not fight back and was an easy target. I think there need to be a bigger emphasis on mental health care to stop trajic things like this from happening.

      December 17, 2012 at 5:58 pm |
    • Heather

      I agree with the fact that it's people that kill and not the weapon. But I don't think gun laws are the biggest issue in this case. Obviously the man who shoot up the school was not mentally stable! He needed treatment that might not have been available to him. Also the fact that the school did not allow staff to have concealed weapons let him know the school could not fight back and was an easy target. I think there need to be a bigger emphasis on mental health care to stop tragic things like this from happening.

      December 17, 2012 at 5:59 pm |
    • angela

      i want this madness to end.when will it end? all we can do now is pray for those children and those adults that risked their lives for them, and hope this never happens again. when i herd about the shooting i cried although i didnt know any of them.but that dosnt matter, i mean what happened happened and we only get one life so all we can do is not say any thing we'll regrett and then the next thing you know there dead. but the big thing i dont get is why do people do stupid things if they know they're going to get caught and go to prison?

      December 17, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
  5. Sara

    I hope nothing like this ever happens again.

    December 16, 2012 at 7:43 pm |
    • risa

      Dear sara
      Even if I tried I couldn't stop the tragedy but its only the person that can stop himself but even though it is too late we will rise from the ashes of the tragedy.

      December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  6. David

    I just wanted to say that my thoughts go out to all the families and the community of Newtown. I don't know if we will ever have an 'answer' as to why this happened, but I do hope that we can come together and take meaningful action, so that this never happens again.

    December 16, 2012 at 7:57 pm |
  7. Trey

    I am sorry for the ones who lost thier love ones on that tragic day. I will be praying for the families of the loved ones lost.

    December 16, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  8. jonni

    Things happen to people everyday, but this does not just happen every day there are many questions and so little answers to why thes things happen but as we no it now we need to give them hope, faith and most importantly LOVE. These kids did not ask for this to happen but life can throw things at you when you least expect them.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
  9. Laura

    I think that the tragedy was terrible, and the man should have been more seriously watched. And the school should have more security like maybe the office to see who was walking in. God bless those kids.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:27 pm |
    • Daykyeon

      I agree with you. But the security system at the school is the same basic system as any other. You buzz in or speak through an intercom. Problem is the shooter shot through the glass and just walked through. With the idea that he shouold have been watched, by who? This is a grown man, no one expected this.

      December 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
    • Gustvao

      I agree schools should have more security. God bless them little souls.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  10. Angie

    God Bless Sandy Hooks and all of the victims which include the 20 children and 6 adults who died. They did not deserve to lose their life, especially at such a tender age. Their hopes, dreams and ambitions will never be fulfilled but they will always be remembered. Also, I'd like to pray for their families, friends, and community for their tragic loss as well as every student who experienced the shooting. It most likely caused some severe trauma and pain to those young ones. I just can't understand how someone can look a 6 year old in the eye, and cold-bloodily shoot them – and then do it again and again and again.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:34 pm |
  11. Brynn

    It is indeed a terrible time for these families. I want them to know that they are in my prayers.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  12. Miranda

    I don't see why the shooter could have done this, those kids had so much in store for them. It's really sad to see a grown man take a gun and shoot some kids, then pull the gun to himself. What happened to America?!

    December 16, 2012 at 8:45 pm |
    • adriana

      i agree with you. It makes me sad to think that someone actually did something to some innocent kids.they had a future ahead of them ,a family.a career , yet now thats gone becuaseof what happened

      December 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
    • Marlenne

      I agree with you,why would a grown man go up to a school and start shooting. Isn't a grown up suppose to know much better than this,unless they have issue problems.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  13. Kaelyn

    I think those kids faces were terrified. They never got to see the real world, go on their first date, or see if they go in a good college. Those shooters should be ashamed for their self.

    December 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm |
  14. Elizabeth

    I honestly cried for hours on end. The poor students! No words can ever describe it. All of those families have to go through the holidays with this tragedy. It was so unfair. 20 kids. Think about it. 20 kids who were so intelligent. 20 kids who could've found the cure to cancer! 20 children missing from society. They did not deserve this trauma. They had their lives ahead of them, as Obama said. Connecticut will never be the same again, neither will the U.S. We American citizens need to be grateful for everything we have. Don't complain. Those kids would certainly trade you to be alive again. We can only be grateful now. I will never complain ever again. We need to appreciate the fact that we are living. Be thankful for your life!

    December 16, 2012 at 8:54 pm |
  15. Alex

    God bless sandy hook school, God bless all the kids and teachers God bless our children and God bless our parents

    December 16, 2012 at 8:56 pm |
    • albert

      Dear Sandy Hills school i feel sorry for teachers and kids who died.The guy who killed the teachers and kids is crazy for killing the kids and the teachers.And i feel sorry for the parents kids died. And god bless you Sandy Hills School

      December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  16. Mrs. G.

    Last week's Connecticut shooting was horrific and unimaginable. I want all students to know, that all of your teachers would do whatever it takes to keep you safe...it's not just our job...it is a reflection of how much you mean to us.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:15 pm |
    • Zaire

      This is good to know but this was still a horrific tragedy.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:26 pm |
  17. Pseudonym

    This is a very tragic and horrifying thing to happen to 6-7 year Old.My families thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the killed.If one of the teachers or the principal had a gun they could of stopped the killer before so many life's were lost.One thing I did not like about the story on abc it brought up gun control which is dumb because guns don't kill, the people using the gun is the one that kills.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:34 pm |
  18. Daniel

    There is a great sorrow in the air since Friday. On Saturday I got a text that said that we should pray that we were safe in school on Friday and pray for those who weren't. I was confused intill I found out that 26 people lost their lives on Friday.

    December 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm |
  19. Ashley

    I send out warm wishes to the victims' families and I know that the kids at the school are probably scared. My message to them is to stay strong, and it will all be okay in the long run. On a separate note, I think it was very respectful of President Obama to visit Newtown and talk to the affected families. This situation is tragic, so I think that other schools around the country will tighten their security to try and ensure that a catastrophic event like this will not happen to their schools. I feel so bad for the families going into the holiday season, that they cannot spend it with one of the people they loved the most. I thank the teachers who were heroes and took their kids to safety. I learned that an adult died saving the kids. That shows such a commitment to students and their safety. I hope you feel better, Newtown, and stay strong!

    December 16, 2012 at 10:17 pm |
  20. George

    I may not be a voter but as an American I still have a voice, and my voice tells me guns are a problem in this country following the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident. I know anyone can't get rid of guns completely but congressman can pass bills and/or amendments. I also know that the second amendments says the right to bear arms, but the founding fathers put in amendments so if they were wrong about what they thought was right then but not now. Now not everyone should have a gun... now the amendment the right to bear arms is not right... now the constitution needs to amended, and I know that aqnyone can help with that. Also I ask you to think of Gabby Giffords who did not deserve to get shot but was.

    December 16, 2012 at 10:30 pm |
  21. Chris

    My thoughts are prayers are with those students parents and teachers in Newton

    December 16, 2012 at 10:58 pm |
  22. Jonathan

    I think that this tragedy will never go away and we can never go back in time to try to save our loved ones from getting injured or even killed. I am saying that if you love someone tell them every day or night how much you love them and treasure that you have brought them into this world to always love and care for them.

    December 16, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  23. Brandon

    This is brutal and tragic why do kids this young need to die and its almost christmas?

    December 16, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
    • Jessica

      NO ONE DESERVES TO DIE. This psychopath just decided to kill these children in cold blood. it was predestined that this should happen, but at the same time, it seems so impossible that anyone- regardless of mental sanity- could do such an atrocious act of evil. I say we all-regardless of faith, religion, or belief- should come together and pray for the families of those little angels and the children who saw their best friends die before their eyes and must now live with that trauma. may God help us overcome this tragedy in humanity and change this world for the better. God bless us every one!

      December 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  24. Brittni

    I believe the number one question being asked is why . Why in the world would some go into a school and shoot 26 people?
    God bless the children and school staff workers who died. Everyone should pray for the families who lost some one. I hope every ones hearts go out them.

    December 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm |
  25. Ophélie

    When is the country actually going to do something against weapons? All these innocent children, it is so revolting!!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:25 am |
  26. Ali

    This was such a touching sad story . what kind of man can pull the trigger to innocent little children who haven't done anything to this horrible man !!! My love and sympathy goes to the family's who have lost ones in the shooting

    December 17, 2012 at 1:02 am |
  27. Justin

    We should never forget the teachers and students who died in this shooting and we should always pay tribute to them as well.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:35 am |
  28. Michael

    Do you want to stop tragedies like this in the future? Gun control won't fix anything. It is what the people are being taught or lack thereof. What you believe determines how you behave. We are not taught that we don't have to answer to God for our wrongdoings. Look into the last several hundred years of history when God was still in our school, and the worst problems in schools were kids chewing gum in class and coming in late. Today it's bringing guns to school and shooting classmates. You ask why God didn't stop the shooting? It's because He is no longer allowed in our schools.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:48 am |
    • Jessica

      I so agree. In my church, I did a report on the faults of America, and the lack of God in our schools was number one on my list! I think I speak for every Christian in the nation when I say that we honestly need God back in our schools! We used to have prayer every morning, but as life has been advancing, Americans have been shoving God farther and farther away from us. We must act now by praying for the nation-and the world- at large to have God back in our lives.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  29. Alice

    from korea
    I've heard about that tragety in Korea.
    I wish the victems will have a happy life in heaven.
    having a better life.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:33 am |
  30. Victoria

    I feel the pain of this tragety. DON'T EVER TAKE LIFE FOR GRANTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 6:46 am |
  31. Lexie

    I can't imagine anyone in the world that could have a heart so cold as to open fire on 1st graders. But a question also pops into my mind; Why? Why do this?

    December 17, 2012 at 7:36 am |
    • Ammy

      I think he did it because he has problums or something. Because nobody should do what he did. I mean why take the life of a child for any reason? I hope all of the people and kids who got shot, are i with god, because them dieing was not their fault.

      December 17, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • Sara

      The person behind the gun was mentally ill. That doesn't make it right, though.

      December 18, 2012 at 10:37 pm |
  32. Austin

    My little brother is in kindergarden and all that I was thinking about is, how easily this sort of thing could have happened in his school. I don't know what I would do if I lost him, so I can't even begin to imagine what the parents and family members are going through right now. My respect and heart goes out to everyone that was effected by the shooting. Also to be completely honest, I'm not at all sorry the shooter shot himself in the end. All it shows is that he's a coward and he obviously doesn't think about what he does before he does it. Those teachers that got shot, along with the little angels will stay in my prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:09 am |
    • jessica

      i todely agree with what you said and i feel the same way

      December 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  33. Mr. Gilmore's TA - Gunston Middle School

    We are surprised that someone could do that much harm. And we pray for them and hope it never happens again.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:11 am |
  34. Emile

    This is a great loss in America. 20 of those parents are going to have Christmas without their Kindergarden son or daughter. Christmas is ruined for all those parents.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:19 am |
  35. Nihar

    These kids had their whole lives ahead of them. Marriages, getting a job, and even graduating from elementary school. Now some of them will never get to see their friends again.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  36. Maya

    I will be praying for all that have lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  37. Alisia

    All my prayers go out to Sandy Hook Elementary & to the families who lost a loved one . Those inncent kids didn't deserve to die this way . All the families who lost a special person need to keep their heads up and it's not easy but it's the BEST they can do .

    December 17, 2012 at 8:24 am |
  38. Quidajah

    I sincerly think all of this was not meant for. I feel really bad for these innocent children they did nothing at all. Every last person who passed away because of this tradgic altercation are all in our prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  39. JAMESHIA

    This event will always be remember for those who lost their lives and the many who lost their love ones. I think we should put things aside and focus on this event because no one should have to fear going to school.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:26 am |
  40. Robert

    I think this is terrible. It really stinks what happened. But i don't think the U.S. should waste time on gun control, they have tried so many times in the past with every other thing but failed. I think this might be a conection with Columbine's shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:27 am |
    • Alex

      Honestly, I think that they should not sell those big guns to residents. They should only be used by people in the army. I do agree with this though.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  41. Tyler

    I give my prayers to everyone that deid or got hurt. Hope they get better son.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  42. kyle

    think the teachers for protecting the yong children. GOD bless all the lost ones during that shooting

    December 17, 2012 at 8:27 am |
  43. Vaughn

    I think that we should remember the ones we lost, but we should stay strong and fight to stop these things from ever happning agian.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  44. Danika

    We will always miss the students and teachers who passed on in the shooting. no one could of expected this to happen. We will miss them for eternity. God bless us all.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  45. Tyrik

    My heart goes out the to the parents,teachers, and mainly to the kids. I do believe that all the negativity needs to stop and let everyone just live happy. I am so sorry that they had to leave the world like that. I just hope the families will be okay because i know they lost there children and i will keep you guys in prayers! :)

    December 17, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • kyriaun

      same thing here

      December 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  46. Nikki

    My prayers go out to all of the families and friends and people of Newtown, Connecticut. Stay strong and keep your faith!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:28 am |
  47. Nathan

    On Friday. When the shootings went on it was scary for everybody. All 26 people who died deserved to live a happy wonderful life. They had big dreams ahead of them. It is sad to know how sick people are. Nobody deserves to loose a love one. The man who done this must have been heartless and not carring. He got to live childhood and took 20 childrens childhood away. The man who donethis was sick. All of them wonderful harmless kids were killed. That is how sick people are now days. The inicent kids were not rude they were trying to enjoy there childhood until this man came and destroyed there childhood That is what I think about the shooting on friday.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • Alex

      I can not agree with you anymore. They should of lived a full life. The little kids were to young to die , including the teachers. I am proud of the teachers that protected the little children.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:45 pm |
  48. Tahriq

    Thats ashame the little ones had to go so fast. Everyone should be praying a for all the families that was afffected by this shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  49. Kaleb

    Its sad that this happend but all we can do is move on with are lives and remember this and do are best to prevent this from happening again.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  50. Karmen

    That really sad that those young kids died they could have a lot of things going for them. Now that you think about it. It could happen anywhere at anytime.The school should put a lock down on every school that it won't ever happen again.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  51. Kelly

    I think this is a terrible thing to do to these little childern who were so excited for christmas. They has so much life ahead of them like their weddings and for them to have the chace to have their own children. As soon as i found out of this i was so thankful it wasnt my little sister and brother.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:29 am |
  52. Dylan

    I feel bad for the kids and the loved ones. Now of this should of happened to this little kids. That makes me think that this could happen to my school. We will pray for this kids.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:30 am |
  53. carleigh

    I keep the little kids and teachers in my prayers. As a team lets all stick together and help prevent this from happpening again.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  54. Hunter

    this is a tradity i feel so bad for you guys there i wish i could help but im a nobody im sorry for what happened and i also feel bad for those little kids in that situation i would be teriffied and im proud of thoses teachers risking there lifes for those kids i always thought teachers hated me but now i know that they dont i feel so bad for you guys im sorry for your losses and everything

    December 17, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  55. Marcus

    This should of not happened to such young kids and they should still be here and learning more and more each day but now we now that they are in a better place now and I hope that they will be able to get through all of this and that the school wil open back up for those kids and teachers.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:31 am |
  56. Nathan

    I hope and pray that there will not be another school shooting like this one again. All though that is the only thing we can do hope and pray that are loved one's will never be put through that.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:32 am |
    • Michael

      Me too. We shouldn't have to worry about any more school shootings we need freedom in our lives we will hope and pray for those who got killed by a 20 year old man he is too young for a gun.

      December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  57. Kiara

    I feel really sad for the kids and teachers and all the family memebers that are going threw a bad situation right now. I hope that everybody stays strong and keep going on threw life. i want to thank the teachers that sacrificed their lifes for the little kids. i want to tell the parents that they need to feel good about all the wonderful things they did for their kids and to stay strong because GOD is with them and their little angels.I will pray for all the teachers and kids and all family members. GOD BLESS EVERYBODY!!!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  58. Danya

    My heart goes out to all the parents and teachers and all the people that were affected by this horrible tragedy. I pray for all the parents and hope that they can still have a wonderful Christmas even with there children gone but they have to remember that hope still lives in the darkest places.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:33 am |
  59. Zach

    I think it was wrong for that guy to kill inicent people like he did. The teacher was very brave to step up to him. I feel so bad that they past but, they are heding to a better place now.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  60. Bridgett

    I am so sorry for what happened Friday. :'(
    My little brother is in the second grade and I would be so sad if that happened.
    Love and Prayers to all of the families.
    xoxo

    December 17, 2012 at 8:34 am |
  61. Seth

    This is one of the most horrible things in U.S. history that has ever happened. Twenty kids died on Friday in the small town of Newton, Conneticut. People need to stop giving the shooter all the attention, he possibly killed all of the harmless children just to get the attention of millions of people in America. If you give the shooter the attention it will encourage more and more people to do theses kinds of thngs. If you were in that school you would want people to realize how much you have been through in one day. They were all ready for the best time of the year ready to visit family and get new things. But, instead they were murdered not giving them one more chance to visit or see family. My prayers go out to all of the people in Newton, Conneticut especially the children and teachers at Sandy Hook elementary school.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:36 am |
    • Cecilia

      I really do agree with this. Maybe some people in this world do this kind of stuff just to get the attention that they want. If we keep giving them attention, they will do more things like this. I'm not saying we shouldn't pay attention to it at all, but we need to realize that things like this happen everyday and not just bring some of them into consideration.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
  62. jade

    i hope people can move pass this in let their kids go to haven and i do agree if anybody see a teacher u should hug them that way they can feel loved again in their life i hope the lord bless every body home this Christmas....

    December 17, 2012 at 8:40 am |
  63. Shigeki

    Why were those cute angels killed? 10 years ago,In Japan, 8 primary school pupils who were 7 or 8 years old, were killed at school. They were stabbed, however this reminds me of Japanese tragedy. I strongly want to stop such tragedy. We have to protect cute angels.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:40 am |
  64. Bayleigh

    Those poor kids some people are so sick my heart will go out to the whole community and those teachers that protected those little kids god bless you

    December 17, 2012 at 8:44 am |
  65. Tyshae

    To see that these young kids and teacher died is so hurtful. It is very hurtful to just hear about it but I Love You Sandy Hook, your forever in my prayers

    December 17, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  66. Claudia

    My family is so upset, but my brother does not know. The night it happened, my mom came into our rooms and cuddled with us. Why does this happen and how can we prevent this? Its not fare.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:45 am |
  67. savannah

    I feel sorry for the kids that passed on and god bless them. I think we should prevent this.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:45 am |
    • Connor

      what do you think is a good idea then Gun control? Egication? More secure schools?????

      December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  68. dylan

    christmas is about giving he took the lives of the children at that school.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:46 am |
  69. Bryan

    That is really, sad the parents of those poor little kids must be dying inside. Without having their sweet little angels right next to them.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:47 am |
  70. Madison

    After this horrible happening it makes me realize how lucky i am to have my family and seeing them everyday and telling them that i love them is the most wonderful thing to me now and it breaks my heart to hear that someone could do something that horrible and the fact that they are 6 and 7 year old.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  71. Antonia

    I am so very sorry for all the families affected by this tragedy. We all need to come together to make sure nothing like this ever happens again. God bless Sandy Hook Elementary School.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:48 am |
  72. Alex

    God bless all the children who lost thier lives and all the adults who risked thier lives to save the children.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:50 am |
  73. heather

    what is are world coming to! all the shootings and killing why do people do this?

    December 17, 2012 at 8:51 am |
  74. Alen

    My uncle was working as a teacher in Connecticut I think he's alright but I cannot reach him.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:52 am |
    • Zaire

      Most likely he is okay just keep him in your prayers

      December 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  75. Maria

    Our world has to change because we can't let this happen again.Let's pray for all those little angels that died.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:53 am |
  76. charlotte

    i feel bad for the children at Sandy Hook school and even though they are not with us they are in our spirits.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  77. Isabella

    It hurt me to even think about what happen or even look at some of the pictures and the candles and the people crying on their knees because of this tragedy.i hope something like this will never happen again.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  78. Kara

    How could someone have the heart to do this to poor little kids. These kids are angles now <3

    December 17, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  79. mollie

    I think it was terrible to let those little babies lose their lives. Thank you to those teachers to protect them and god bless you all in the community.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  80. Kyle

    I think that the shooter should've killed himself because after killing 20 kids and 7 teachers, how could he live with himself? A question that my class was wondering is how he had access to the gun that he used to kill the little kids and teachers at the school, and why would his mom give her son a gun if he was mental?

    December 17, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  81. Abby

    All of our hearts go out to the families that were affected by this horrible tradegy.Those innocent little children didnt do anything wrong.They to deserve to live their lives out longer.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  82. Joseph

    I think that crazy person who did that was a sick man because what did those inocent little kids do to him.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:56 am |
  83. Brice

    I just can't imagine something like this happening at my school. All the teachers and children will be missed. But I think we should be praying for all the families who lost someone they love.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  84. Chloe

    My heart was broke in half when I heard about the school shooting. I know what its like to love and lose a family member, so in honor of the parents, and the kids, and teachers; I know where you stand right know.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  85. Evelyn

    It is so depressing to hear that kids that were only 6 or 7 years old were killed. We need to stop this from happening again.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  86. Reilly

    This is so sad!!!!!! This makes me mad, the nerve of some people just drives me crazy. Those poor little kids! I would rather die, then let those little kids die,and im in 7th grade. I am proud for all the teachers and staff who risked their lives for the children. God bless you all. Rest in peace.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:58 am |
  87. Sarah

    My heart goes out to all of the familys who has lost love one. I dont think that anyone should have to go through that ever.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:58 am |
    • Sara

      Exactly. But this happens everyday, and it HAS to stop.

      December 18, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
  88. Anonymous

    It's horrible what happened...no one should feel scared to go to school I'm scared but you have to trust teachers. At my school we have lock downs but must of use don't really think about why schools have them. I hope this does not go political though and people start blaming tradagies on president obama. My heart goes out to everyone out there that was effected or just had a lump in their throat while watching the news.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:59 am |
  89. Sydney

    I will pray for those who lost their lifes that day. They will never be forgoten. I will also pray for the family that lost their loved ones in the shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:00 am |
  90. Erica

    It broke my heart when I heard about this. Every night my family and friends pray for the victims as well their friends and family. How can a person be cruel enough to look into the eyes of a terrified child and pull the trigger and watch them die? ): I sure hope that nothing like this happens again. </3

    Our hearts are broken, but our spirits are strong.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:01 am |
    • Erica

      Erica you are right we should pray so that the family can a least know people have them in their thoughts and prayers with them as they go through this sad time.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  91. Lauren

    This is a terrible thing that happened, i hope this will never happen again. How can someone look little kids in the eyes and pull the triger. I am in utter shock my paryers and thoughts go out to the families in Newtown,Conneticuit.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:01 am |
  92. Cameron

    This is a horrible thimg to happen epecially at a school where you shouild be safe.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:06 am |
  93. Jalen

    I for one hope that this man can live with his cowardes and the sorrow that he has caused the people of Newtown, Conneticuit. I hope God blesses the people of Newtown.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:06 am |
  94. Ms. Chipkin's class

    We feel sad. We are sorry for your loss. We hope no one ever does this again. We were crying when we watched the news.

    In our school, we practice Code Red and Code Blue drills, and we feel scared. We can't imagine how scared we would feel if it ever happened for real. How did the students in Sandy Hook feel when they heard the gun shots?

    December 17, 2012 at 9:06 am |
  95. Mr. Tomlin's Class

    We are all heartbroken in Chatham County, North Carolina. We are thinking about you and all of the victims are in our hearts. Please stay strong and know that you are thought of from all around the world.

    Sincerely,

    Everyone in Mr. Tomlin's class.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:14 am |
  96. Shaan

    What amendment of the constitution allowed people to own guns? If it was never written, then things like this would never happen...guns should be banned so America can be a safe nation once again.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:18 am |
    • Ann

      You're right...if guns were banned, none of this would have ever happened.

      December 17, 2012 at 9:21 am |
      • Tyler

        I think everybody is turning to getting rid of firearms from people . That is not the solution ! That would just mean we wouldn't have any way to protect are family's and are selfs. If we hired maybe one or two veterans for each school that couldn't find a job yet after coming back from a deployment. It could give veterans a good steady job and give parents a sense of protection for their children and the teachers.

        As a country we need to support all of the victims of this horrific event . And move on from this but not to forget the brave teachers ans students that lost their life.

        December 17, 2012 at 11:24 am |
      • Allyson

        Although I wish that we could turn back time, we can't. It's terrible what happened but banning guns will lead to people using guns just to defy the law. Plus many peoplego out hunting so think of how upset they would be. Back when people weren't allowed to drink alchohol, they would just make their own and sell it illegally so whos to say that that wouldn't happen if we banned guns?

        December 17, 2012 at 7:36 pm |
      • Stone

        Its not that the guns did this its the person it could be any weapon and he still would have killed the poor kids and banning guns will only make them jump in the school with a knife or a sword or something.
        Banning guns wont help it may slightly but not a lot because People wouldn't be able to protect themselves and it would just be awful!

        December 18, 2012 at 1:31 pm |
    • Angie

      I do agree but sadly even if we could confiscate all guns someone can always get their hands on one even if it's a toy gun to a machine gun to any type of weapon from a pencil to a kitchen knife. But I still do agree.

      December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  97. Alissa

    I will be praying for the city of Newtown and the families of the victims and the survivors. I can't imagine how this must feel for them. Kids should never have to go through such tragedy as this.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  98. zayanna

    why would he do that? all if tham kids dead because if hem ?why would you kill you mom that is dumb

    December 17, 2012 at 9:21 am |
  99. Jake

    My prayers go out to the family's that had this happen to them. Its terrible some one would do this

    December 17, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  100. Kaylyn

    Why did this have to happen so close to Christmas? How could someone do that to little kids so young? This is a devastating tragedy! Prayers go out to everyone who lost someone special.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  101. Elizabeth

    HOW COULD SOMEONE EVER DO THIS TO CHILDREN WITH SUCH INNOCINCE. What kind of monster does it take to do this? I may be from Indiana but stil it effects me I have nicies and friedns children and i right nw am scred that here could be a copy cat or something.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:35 am |
  102. Keviah

    These poor kids didn't have to die, especially like this. They didn't even see their full future as a kid, and it must be devastating to the parents of all those kids.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  103. alyse

    I think it is sad for the kids and the teachers that risk there lives for the children. It is almost Christmas and the parents was getting there gifts already we solute you.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  104. Miss Kenney

    As a teacher, this tragedy broke my heart. I couldn't wait to see my students this morning and give them all a big hug.
    Our prayers and thoughts go out to the families who lost a loved one.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  105. Philliam

    This was a horrible tragedy, I'm surprised there are people that can actually do that to innocent children and people. I pray for their families

    December 17, 2012 at 9:41 am |
  106. Sydney

    Its sad how someone would hurt a child,kill their mother and take their own life.But when will stuff like this ever stop?

    December 17, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  107. miles

    all our hearts are broken about this tragic reaction.my wishes goes out to all the families that were affected by this tragic shooting.those poor little kindergarteners and 1 graders shoudnt have been in this kind of mess.my wishes goes out to those kids families.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  108. PEYTON

    I feel so bad for those kids I now relealize that things do happen unexpected especially at a elementary school I salute all the teachers that saved those kids and pray for the ones that are dramatized

    December 17, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  109. Jimothy

    Obviously the man that committed this crime was mentally ill, and for anyone to say goodbye to their children and never see them again is hard. I think that anyone who would do this would feel ashamed.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  110. Tamir

    I am so sad and cried.My love goes out to the families and my condolences.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:44 am |
  111. Britney

    When I heard that Sandy Hook Elementary lost lots of people I was speech less. If I was one of the kids sister I don't even know what to say. I wonder when the shooting will ever stop. I will pray for the families that lost someone at Sandy Hook Elementary.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:46 am |
  112. Shiniqua

    I feel so bad for these families and the children's friends, I pray for them. This man should be sentenced to life in prison

    December 17, 2012 at 9:48 am |
    • Nissa

      I think he should be too, but he took his own life after killing the poor baby children.

      December 17, 2012 at 12:45 pm |
  113. Katie

    I feel so sad that all those families lost there little kids. I hope that we stay strong for all those families. When I was little I use to go to that school a few year before.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  114. TERRELL

    I am a middle school stundent and all i can think of is what if it happen to my class and I
    .GOD IS WITH ALL THE HURTING FAMILIES AND OTHER KIDS.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:48 am |
  115. christian

    god bless the victims and families affected by this tradgedy

    December 17, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  116. Isabel

    I am not trying to be offensive, but is going on in people's heads? First 9/11 then this? We need to, now let our brains think this will never EVERr again

    December 17, 2012 at 9:51 am |
  117. jorge

    I'm sad and scare of what happen in connecticut school shooting

    December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  118. Tanner

    I thank that man was crazy i mean who would harm little kids like that. And there is only one question why did he deside to kill kids and to go to a elementry school.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am |
  119. Brandon

    i can't believe the man who killed those harmless litttle children tried to put the blame on his mom saying she made him go on that killing that's not true he did it himself and GOD shall punish this evildoer and bless the little hearts of all the kids GOD BLESS CONNETTICUIT

    December 17, 2012 at 9:55 am |
    • Stone

      I just cant believe he would attack and kill those poor little kids and no he can't blame his mother even though it was her guns he shouldn't blame his mother that he just killed!!

      December 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  120. Darrell

    My heart goes out to the victims and the victim's families of the tragedy and I want to say thank you to the teachers who protected these little angels who we will always remember deep in our heart.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:56 am |
  121. selena

    These little angles of sandy hook will be missed!<3My thanks go out to the teachers that help the childrens and keep them safe the little angles of sandy hook will be miss and never forgotten.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:59 am |
    • gisel

      to the families your angels will be missed <3

      December 18, 2012 at 1:22 pm |
  122. samire

    It is very sad to know that 6 and 7 year olds were killed for no apparent reason.And for the teachers to to risk their own lifes,that is very brave.And also pray for all of the parents and familys that had a lost that day.R.I.P to those lives that were lost that day.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  123. Marcus

    How sad for the parents to not see there loved ones any more getting home from school.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  124. Kathy

    As a teacher and a parent, I cannot imagine what any of these families are going through. Hug your children and students a little tighter today and let them know you love them. I pray for all affected by this horrific, senseless tragedy.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:59 am |
  125. John

    I think that we should stop and pray for the poor angels that died that day.It is a sad day when children and teachers are killed because they want to teach and get an education.Also, what type of human being would do such a thing?I mean, those kids had there whole life ahead of them,and for it to be taken away like that is tragic.My heart goes out to all those poor families.May there souls rest in peace.When will these things stop happening?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  126. damani

    My heart goes out to all of the families who have loss their love ones due to this tragedy .They will be missed ,but never forgotten.God bless you

    December 17, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  127. Dontae

    i am sorry for the lost of all the kids and teachers that died during the shooting. No one should have to mgo to school scared we all should pray for the lost of the teachers and kids.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  128. Kemya

    It Is So Sad For A Person To Take Those Little Ones LIves When They Haven't Even Begun. What Has Our World Come To Like Honestly Who Would Do Such A Thing? Sandy Hook Will Never Be Forgotten And Those Teachers We're Really Brave To Sacrafice Their Lives To Protect Their Class Students. I Send Out My Love And I Hope You Recover Well From This Horrible Tragedy.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:00 am |
  129. Allen

    i am sorry for those who lost their love ones they will be loved and not forgotened

    December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  130. Gregorell

    Im sorry for all the babies that died.Its sad for this man to do this. I feel like if this could happen to my brother or sisters i wouldnt know how to control my feelings. How could an grown man kill babies.I wish the familys could get passed this.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  131. Evan

    If I have the right to go to school, go to college, get married, have kids, then those kids do also and nobody has the right to take that away from them, my heart goes out to everybody that lost a loved one or friend, I hope this will never happen again. I will pray to the families who lost a loved one.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  132. Dakota

    it makes me sick that someone could go into a school and kill a bunch of kids. its sad now parents cant even drop there kids off at school and know there safe. My thoughts an prayers go out to all the wonderful kids and familes.
    GOD BLESS
    PS. HAPPY HOLIDAYS

    December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  133. miranda

    It's so sad how a person can do that to all thoughs kids and staff...I pray that all the violence will stop in the world

    December 17, 2012 at 10:01 am |
  134. Jake

    I think I speak for all of us at Piedmont Middle when I say that this was a horrible event and we should all be praying for them

    December 17, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  135. PEYTON

    my heeart goes out to all of the children in the school shooting and i feel that those kids did not deserve that because they are all human beings and children who had their lives ahead of them now i know how it feels if those were my friends who died

    December 17, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  136. orlin

    lamento mucho lo quepaso y desiara ayudarles pero yano aynada que sepueda aser nomas que horar y pedile adios que lesde fuersa para segir adelante sabe dios es muylido y si uste confia en el bendisira ssu bida ami meayudado mucho ahora estoy en la escuela y tanbien con fio en dios saben estare horando mucho por ustedes los quiero en el amor de dios

    December 17, 2012 at 10:02 am |
  137. helen

    i give my greatest condolences to all those people who are suffering of this tragedy

    December 17, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  138. Cornelius

    I feel shock because of those people who lost their kids, parents, grandparents, and teachers. I am praying for all of them with all my heart. May god be with them all the way. The shooter was wrong for killing all the teachers and kids. All parents and grandparents remember one thing god is with you all.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  139. Madison

    I hope all the effected families are ok. I'm praying for each and every one of them especially for the children and staff.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:03 am |
  140. Mike

    I am sad for the kids and their families. I feel bad for the country. This is the saddest story I ever heard. I think the shooter was wrong for doing this to kids. What is happening in peoples mind?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  141. bruce

    My heart goes out to all the kids that lost their lives friday.Its hard to lose a love one and also a family member.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:04 am |
  142. Daniel

    I am deeply sorry for the loss of everybody who lossed a loved one that day. Things like this will always be a plague in this world, but we just have to keep moving, keep our heads up high,and stay strong. I will pray and send some blessings at church to the victims and anyone affected by the shooting in Connecticut.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:05 am |
  143. cesia

    i give my greates condolences to the parents who loss their childs in that tragedy jesus give them fortress

    December 17, 2012 at 10:06 am |
  144. Dontae

    That is just terrible. I hate that things like this happen.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  145. Patrick

    i am so sorry for your loss. Why does this have to happen to innocent kids? I hope your families find peace.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:11 am |
  146. Quinton

    It;s so devastating losing the people you love and hold so dear, My heart goes out to not just these families, but all the families that have ever been through such tragedy, the best thing we can do is honor those who have left us and keep there memory alive through us.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:12 am |
  147. Briana

    I feel sad because it's bad for you to do dangerous stuff outside all the time. Bad violence is not for good kids or for people. I want to stop the violence.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:13 am |
  148. Taylor

    I wanna send my prayers to the families who lost a life. I also wanna wish them all a merry Christmas may god be with you.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  149. Lupita

    It makes me feel upset, angry, and in a bad mood. I'm sorry for their loss. I think it's devastating that people died.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:14 am |
  150. Jaela

    I am sorry for your loss.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  151. Nataiya

    I just heard about the shooting today and I was sad and shocked. I think the parents and family and friends are angry and upset. I think the gunman was sad, annoyed and bored. I would like to comfort the families with my prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:17 am |
  152. gabriella

    I feel, those litte kids didnt deserve to die the way they did they were only 6 or 7. But at the same time the shooter was mentally ill, and most likely couldnt help his erge to do what he did. I still dont think thats a reason to go to a elemantary school and shoot innocent children.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:18 am |
  153. Kaitlan

    I felt really scared and angry. I would tell the families that I am sorry. This is devastating.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:21 am |
  154. Cory

    I am so disgusted by this happening right before christmas I mean I cannot believe it. I feel so bad for all these familys. Now these family won't get to celebrate the holiday like they had planned. Now they have to be sadden and without there children on Christmas and for every year now. This is a shame and sadden event that no one should've had to go through. God Bless all the familys that are dealing with this. I hope everyone says prayer for these familys on the holiday that you celebrate...

    December 17, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  155. Caitlyn

    How could anyone do this? I read about the shooting and I also read that Adam Lanza was an honor roll student. How could anyone with so much promise could do something this cruel?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:25 am |
  156. Elsie

    How something like this could happen, I don't know. All of my prayers go out to those most directly affected by the shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  157. Dasia

    I feel bad. I feel sad for the teachers and the students.
    I think that it is not good news. I feel sorry about the families loss.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  158. Jeremias

    I feel bad. For all the people. Who lost there lives and there loved ones. My prayers go to there families

    December 17, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  159. Lindsey

    What happened in Connecticut is truly depressing. I can't understand how anyone could do something like that. I probably never will. When I first heard I was in shock, I still am. I am keeping all of those affected in my prayers and I wish you all the best.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:27 am |
  160. McKenzie

    This story is so sad that i cried and prayed for all the families that sufford a horrible loss and it broke my heart to think someone would kill a bunch of kids and teachers. All the kids and teachers that died will be missed and there families will be prayed for and never forgotten.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:28 am |
    • gisel

      my prayers are with the families that lost loved ones <3

      December 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  161. Dylan

    My heart goes out to the families of the children and staff lost that day and I know that those lost are all in the loving arms of God. Even though this happened in Connecticut, we feel it all the way here in the midwest. It's so hard to grasp that something so horrible could happen to such young children and such good people and what such evil could do this. I'm also angry because the justice that I know everyone seeks out of all of this will not be received. But it will. Nothing we can do here on earth can compare to what he faces when he meets with God in heaven. I pray for the families and ask even if you are not religious to have a moment of silence. God bless you all.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:28 am |
  162. Nick

    I feel sad and I was horrified. They need to ban guns in America. I am sorry for everybody's loss I hope they find happiness.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:30 am |
    • Jackson

      Unfortunately, we can't ban guns for all of America, becuase then all the power ends up in the military, and we can;t have that happen. Even so, I see where you are coming from, and I empathise with you

      December 17, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
    • Chris

      I totally agree our prays go out to those families and the Lanza family

      December 18, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  163. Ruth

    We can no longer live like this. We need to look at mental health funding, school security, and the 2nd amendment in this country. No individual cause was the result of the massacre at Sandy Hook but a combination of many flaws in our society. My thoughts are with those affected by this unspeakable event. Although school shootings are rare, they should NEVER happen.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:33 am |
  164. kier

    shooting all thoose poor kids was wrong and shooting your mother is the worst thing you could do i give my hope and prayers to the parents of the poor kids who were killed.........also love you angels

    December 17, 2012 at 10:34 am |
  165. Jose

    I feel so sad for all those families families who lost a member and those who have been effected by a school shooting in there life span

    December 17, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  166. Holly

    My heart goes out to all the teachers and students at Sandy Hook Elementary

    December 17, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  167. Miriah

    My heart goes out to the family and friends of those who lost their lives during this horrific tragedy. I'm proud of the teachers at the school for ensuring those kids safety as much as they could. May they rest in peace.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:41 am |
  168. Ruben

    Why must this man kill such innocent children. I believe we should have a form of security for schools so a tragedy like this will never happen again. My prayers go out to Newtown and the families who lost their loved ones.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  169. Brantley

    This is the worst story i have ever heard in my life i just wander what was going through that guys head while he was killing helpless children.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  170. Madison

    I don't know what it's like to lose a child, because I'm only a child myself, but I do understand the pain these parents must be going through. My heart reaches out to them with love and prayer. I would like to personally thank, not only the teachers involved in this shooting, but also teachers everywhere who would risk their lives for their students. These poor families must be grieving. I just hope they don't fill their hearts with anger. Instead, they should be thankful for the time they had and cherish every moment with their other loved ones. We all should..

    December 17, 2012 at 10:42 am |
  171. Caden

    We need to comfort those who were hurt from the shooting and prevent anything like it from happening again.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:43 am |
  172. Brittney

    No mother should ever have to bury her own child. These were sweet innocent children who had bright and beautiful futures ahead of them. They were probably counting down the days til Christmas, waiting in anticipation for a new barbie or toy truck, now it's lost. The gunman didn't deserve the escapes of suicide, he was a coward and deserved punishment. My heart goes out to the Newtown community. Stay strong.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  173. Rikki

    How can we the americans allow this to happen, I truly do think that this is a greatly sad and depressing event and we should try to protect our schools. I know that gun laws have been a big topic now and we should try to get them out lawed except for use of military and hunting purposes only.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:44 am |
  174. Jesus

    I think that it is really sad that that happened and hope people would keep praying for the families and friends

    December 17, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  175. Alex

    I feel that this a really sad story and we should all stand together as a community to help the families that have lost loved ones in this incident. It will really help all of us get through this tragedy together as a town.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  176. Destiny

    I have three younger siblings, all around that age, and I can't even imagine going through losing them. To think that this could happen anywhere..... it angers me. He had no right to take away those young children's lives. They had their whole life ahead of them. A couple of friends and I decided to have a day of silence in honor of those teachers and students. I will definitely be praying for all of those people affected by this horrific tragedy. I send my love to you.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:48 am |
  177. Sergio

    i know how these families feel i have lost many friends and family from the cartel and near lost my own life, i will never forget it, i believe in violations and this is not the time for that.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  178. Mike

    It's crazy how this keeps happening more and more.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:49 am |
    • vashti

      Thanks for the detailed description of what you think.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  179. McKenna

    The school shooting was a tragedy, a horrible one. I cried thinking about what if one of my little brothers or sisters had been there. Here at my school we are having a day of silence in honor of those who died. I am praying for comfort and understanding in the families of those who lost a loved one. I am not very good at comforting people when they are sad, but it seems that praying always works. IL cried and cried about this shooting, wondering what kind of a person would go and kill little kids... innocent 6 and 7 year olds. There was a teacher that hid all of her students in cabnits and closets trying to protect them.... she lost her life so that the students could have theirs. I have 7 siblings that are in school, and the thought of losing one of them made me cry for hours. I don't understand why people have to be so cruel as to shoot little kids that had never done anything to them. Innocent 6 and 7 year olds who had their whole lives ahead of them. What about their first day of highschool? College? Graduations? Weddings? Those are all gone because of one man who had a desire to go and kill them. Just to let Newton know..... the people here in my town are greiving for yall and yalls tragic and cruel loss. I know words will never help the pain that people are feeling, it will never even begin to help. But I just want to let them know that their loss has effected me as well and I live several thousand miles away. I cry at any given moment just thinking about how someone could be so... horrible... so cruel as to feel the need to take someones precious life away from them. Newtown, Connecticut. You will always have my prayers and my respect, and most of all the fact that someone out in the world, understands the pain, and suffering of what has happened in our country. With love to Newtown, Mckenna.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:49 am |
  180. Dante

    I feel sad for the children,teachers,and princibal. You never know if it`s going to happen to your school too,and that teacher that took the students outside and in the restroom that was safe.God bless America.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:50 am |
  181. Lance

    When this happens, it makes you wonder how people can do this. How could anyone do this if they have experienced the same pain of losing a loved one? Most of us have experienced some kind of death, how can you inflict that same pain on someone else?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:52 am |
  182. aracely

    Im very sorry for your loss. Many people are sad and thinking that might happen to happen to their kids. They've had a bad day and just pray that it doesn't happen to another school . I'm very sad for the aldults and students that died in the sandy hook school.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  183. William

    I can't believe how many people died in the shooting. It just makes me feel just as sad when I lost a close friend. I know that no matter how much you miss them, they never come back.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  184. Dawson

    Thank god for the tachers that gave thar lives for those kids.Give your kids a big huge.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  185. matthew

    Well I feel bad for the families .That man too they children away from their families and I fee; bad really bad.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  186. Aldyn

    We should work together to help the people who wher affected on friday december 14 god bless them.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  187. Chelsi

    I feel so sad about what happend to those children because that could have happend to my school. But to all those parents out there just keep your head up high because your babys are still in your life and watching u from a better place now. Although they head a whole life to live they are still blessed. And I know how you feel but just dont go crazy it will get better.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:55 am |
  188. Terrance

    I feel bad for the students and teachers at Connecticut school.The teachers was very brave for what they did.From now and forever I will think about the students and teachers.I hope parents stay very strong.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:56 am |
  189. kevin

    I fell sad becuse all of the familys are so sad about them losing they're children .they did nothing to deserve it .

    December 17, 2012 at 10:56 am |
    • Gustvao

      I know bro imagine all the parents already bought the little angels their presents and on Christmas day the parents just sit there looking at the presents just sad and devastated.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm |
  190. Alton

    Its sad that when mother wake up they can't see they childs face.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  191. Jonatan

    I feel sad for the littel kids that lost there livies.There should be gards at the schools.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  192. alaysa

    i'm going to pray for those childred and teachers. I hope there alright, there in god hands now.Thoes parents keep your heads up high and pray . There in a better place. REST IN PECE .

    December 17, 2012 at 10:57 am |
    • adriana

      i agreee with you ,i want to bless all those families who haved lost a loved one. my heart goes out there to those are in grieve right now. I really hope that this is a lesson to america and helps us become more untied like the united states fo america that we are.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:43 pm |
  193. Derek

    I think that what happed on 12/14/12 to the students and the teachers is very tragic. Here is one way to stop this: get the teachers training to be able to cary a gun or at least have a tazer to protect them and the students. Life is more valuable then money.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:57 am |
  194. jeysi

    all contry feel bad and sad for the childrens and teachers who dea in this school the childrens and theachers don't have to dea in the shcool only because the men have problems.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  195. Dulce

    I feel sorry that all the children died at connecticut school by shooting because I dont know if it is going to h

    December 17, 2012 at 10:58 am |
  196. Alton

    Its sad that when mother wake up they can't see they childs face.
    and I will pay evey day

    December 17, 2012 at 10:58 am |
    • Nkem

      It is very sad and heart-breaking.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
  197. nohelia

    parents if you are out there, your children are in a better place now, and they are in good hands now your children are still with you . Also pray for your chidren and ill do it to ,your children dont want you to be sad they want you to keep loving them and they will keep loving you.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  198. Takoda

    I give all my prayers to the families that lost their kids at Sandy Hook Elementary school and i hope nothing like this ever happens to my school like what happened on Friday and i agree with some of the comments on Facebook like the one that mentioned when is this ever going to stop. It just breaks my heart to see so many families with broken hearts and i give all my prayers to the teachers, students,counselor,and the principal i will also do everything in my terms to try and help the community of Newton, Connecticut.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  199. Amparo

    Iam so sorry for the families and the children, the were babies.What did thoes lil children do to a man for them to diserve such punishment, thoes are question we have to ask God face to face. My words might not mean nothing but I will put those children in my prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:59 am |
  200. EARL

    I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IM SHOCKED AND HORIFIDE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE KIDS THIS HAS HAPPENED TO MY FREIND BEFORE AND THIS CRIME MAKER SHOUL BE IN PRISON AND PUNISHED FOR THE CRIME HE HAS DONE.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:02 am |
  201. shannett

    Dear families, Im so sorry for the loss if your kids. i am so hurt that your young kids have passed due to this tradgedy.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:04 am |
  202. Dulce

    I feel bad that the children died at connecticut school by shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:06 am |
  203. NICK

    I can tell you the truth, when I heard the story of the teacher who stood in front of the kids and stood up to the gunman. I'm 15 years old and don't normally cry. But when I heard the story I sat in front of the tv watching CNN. I heard the whole story and just broke down. I probably never broke down so hard, nor have I have ever felt so bad in my life. I wish there was more that I could do, but I don't think there is much that I can do besides pray and keep hoping.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:09 am |
  204. val

    we should pry becaus god hears us and when god hears us the world changes.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  205. Jami

    It takes a really heartless person to shoot a bunch of innocent little 6 year-olds. I want to know how he could be so heartless? I send my prayers to all of the childless parents and children who lost their parents because they worked at the school. I know how I would feel if my sibling was there one day and gone the next. To everyone affected by Adam Lanza, God loves you and I love you, too.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:25 am |
  206. zach

    this is a tragedy we should pray for the kids and the whole town of newtown

    December 17, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  207. Maddie

    I swear I got tears in my eyes as I learned the news of this awful event and read the names of the fallen in today show. My heart is hurt with sympathy for all those who died or who had relatives who died. I honor those teachers who sacrificed themselves to save their students. And I grieve for the lives of those little kids whose lives were cut short by this mentally ill gun man. My prayers and thoughts go out to the residents of New Town, Connecticut. And also to the surviving teachers and students of Sandy Hook Elementary. I wish we could all (especially the president) could do more to prevent this from happening in the future. There are many ways this could have been avoided. I reach out to the parents and siblings of the victims of this tragedy. I hope we stop this violence before anyone else dies.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:26 am |
  208. Wendy

    I'm deeply saddned about all of this. I have a sister, and I couldn't imagine life without her. My prayers and thoughts are towards all the victim's families, and especially to that older brother or sister that has lost they're brother or sister in this horrible tragedy...

    December 17, 2012 at 11:37 am |
  209. ryan

    i cant belive he did that to them what did they do to him

    December 17, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  210. David

    That man has broken the hearts of twenty-seven families. TWENTY-SEVEN.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:39 am |
  211. Summer

    that tragic thing happened because god is not aloud into school anymore so he not aloud to help what goes on.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:40 am |
  212. Brooke

    Honestly, I can't believe someone would do something like that. Who wakes up in the morning and says, "I'm going to shoot some little kids today!" It's terrible. The kids had their whole lives ahead of them. I do hope that it will open the eyes of some people, though. Shootings don't just happen in our country. They happen other places too. This one was horrible, but there are worse ones, in other countries. This is the second worst in OUR country, though. My heart goes out to the people in Newtown, as well as people all over the world suffering from horrible events such as this.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  213. matthew

    the conneticet shooting is the most tragic thing i have ever heard about.
    it has to be so hard for the parents other children and families even if they
    did not lose there children.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:42 am |
  214. Thomas

    There are no words to describe this tradgedy all i can say is god blesses all the people in that community.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  215. Tristan

    I know the criminal killed his mom but why kill innocent children to!!!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  216. alexis

    i am just so sorry that people are just that crazy to hurt these little kids and the teachers. and i know what it feels like to loose some one you love. but as one of my teachers told me a long time ago "just because some one is gone does not mean they wont be safe and happy ".

    December 17, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  217. Hannah

    God will watch over these kids and will always watch over the love ones of them. GOD BLESS!<3

    December 17, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  218. Whitney

    It is such a sad situation for America and the parents of the victims to be in. Those kids had so much of their life ahead of them to live.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:44 am |
  219. Sydney

    I don't get why someone would just go into a school and start to kill people. I feel really bad for all those people who had siblings or kids killed.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  220. Dylan

    I am so sorry for those people and families that have to go through all of that in the future hopefully nothing this tragic ever happens again.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  221. Carter

    I wish those kids did not get shot they are harmless and god bless those children I think it's stupid that people for around the world come and start shooting like he killed his mom in her sleep what good what that do and he killed I think 27 kids at the school I think we need to stop this and make the world a better place.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  222. Abby

    I feel pain for the little kids that had to go through that and all the parents I feel so bad and I pray for all of the kids, parents, teachers, and staff !!!!!!!😥

    December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  223. Arial

    I pray for the families that have their kids have been killed. 20 kids and 8 adults were killed. I just can't believe that this happened. I mean what if you woke up today not knowing anything was going to happen but your child or possibly sibling or wife or your husband never came home.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:45 am |
  224. Sierra

    I feel so bad for those little kids they didn't do anything to him and what I don't understand is why take other people's life before you take your own I will be praying for the little kids family and friends.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  225. Eli

    I feel very sorry for everyone who would ever have to go through the kinds of things these families do, this is just an unspeakable event that because of one tyrant who would dare kill innocent lives of little children, it is just sickening.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  226. Angela

    I feel very bad for the all the parents and family who lost their son/daughter a week before Christmas. I hope the family's PEACE.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  227. Caleb

    I don't know y someone would do that they should put police officer on every door
    to keep them safe

    December 17, 2012 at 11:46 am |
  228. Colby

    It is sad that nowadays you can't even going to school without wondering which student or teacher is going to Stand up with a gun and start shooting everyone.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  229. Cassy

    I feel very sad about this. My little sister is a kindergartener and she asked my mom what she would do if someone came in her classroom with a gun and what would he do. I think that if that ever happend to me i would probably not no what to do and i would want to grab my friend and jump out the window! I hope that will never happen to me!! I pray for all the mothers that had lost a child this week!

    December 17, 2012 at 11:47 am |
  230. Arial

    I have a few siblings that age and younger and I can't imagine the feeling of losing a sibling.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  231. Nick

    A feel discussed and I will be in there prayers and I think this horrible thing is so un called for what that person did
    And I would feel so bad if I found out my brother or sister was killed in that tragedy😩

    December 17, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  232. Kaitlyn

    I feel so so bad for everyone's losses and for the people who have to suffer through all those who died and the teachers who died trying to protect the children and all of them were innocent now people are putting locks on the schools who will stand up and I will keep them in my prayers

    December 17, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  233. Carson

    This should never have happened and I pray that the man who did this would come to know Jesus Christ. I pray for the families that they would if they haven't already accepted Christ yet that they would. The entire nation should mourn with them.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  234. Caitlyn

    I am very sorry for the families who lost the people they cared about. It doesn't mean much coming from me, but I really hope you get through this and remember the happy memories of them. I bet they are looking down on you and saying, "Thank you for a wonderful life."

    December 17, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  235. Connor

    I never knew anybody in the school, but what I do know is that they would have been a good friend far away or an aquantance, i may have passed them in a groceries store, or caught a glimps at a park. but the signs I saw was a sign that the students and teachers will forever be honored and will for ever be missed.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  236. Gavin

    It's sad to think people would go this far. Physical pain leaves scars, but scars heal. Emotional scars stay forever and make you live with guilt and sadness. They will not be forgotten.

    December 17, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  237. Jackson

    I don't understand, nor want to understand, why this man did what he did, but we still need to solve this problem. This needs to be the horrible, tragic event that finally pushes the government to the edge. We need to solve the problem of gun control, and we need to solve it now. This man had no right to be in possesion of a military weapon designed to kill a lot of people fast, and this massacre is why. I send my dearest condolences to all the families of Newtown, Connecticut, and all the people affected by this tradegy.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
  238. anonymous

    To the kids that that got killed in the school shooting you are in my prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  239. Rylee

    If this isn't a wake up call, what is?

    December 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  240. Austin

    I am truly sorry for all the tragedies these children and their families have gone through. I know what it its like to have someone close to me pass.I hope the famalies stays strong.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:09 pm |
  241. Suraiya

    The man that killed all those children is a horrible excuse for a human being.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:10 pm |
  242. Taylor

    I am praying for all of the friends and family of the teachers, adults, and little angels that have been involved. I wore green and white today to support and honor Sandy Hook by wearing their school colors. I didnt see the point in killing the children when he really only wanted to kill his mother. They were innocent little babies and they didnt have any reason to be tortured.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
  243. Anonymous

    If this isn't going to upgrade gun laws, what will?

    December 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  244. Maria

    Why? Why do the tragic things happen in life? Why did this have to happen? I wish the families and friends of the victims of the victims hope and strength in the times to come. I also pray for them. Why would anybody want to shoot innocent little children? I think any body who does that that their is something very wrong with that person.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  245. Lili

    I am sorry for all the families that lost someone on Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary. These children did not deserve this, they were just little children with there whole life ahead of them. It hurts me to see so many families with there hearts broken because of a man who shot there children and family members. Im sure that all the children are in a good place and are happy. All my thoughts and prays go to all the children and families of the people who have pasted.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
  246. Emily

    It's ridiculous how physically easy it is for someone to pull a trigger, but how much emotional pain and sorrow it causes afterward. We'll never know what was going on in the shooter's mind during his last moments of life. I can't say that the shooter is a horrible person, because I don't know what was happening from his point of view. But I can agree that this was horribly tragic. Every person there had a family, a life, something to be happy about. For most, it was a completely normal school day. I doubt the survivors will ever be able to look at that school building the same way again. A school should be a happy place, a place to better yourself. Something like this should never happen at a school, let alone anywhere. My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones, and I pray that they might find strength in this time. No matter how small, I pray that they find happiness in something, no matter what it may be.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:14 pm |
  247. Ian

    I don't know what I can say to help anyone involved in the shooting other than I will keep each person in my prayers. No one knows why people would do such a thing as to hurt others for what seems to be no specific reason but, we always will hope it will not happen again. My prayers and many others are with the families of those lost.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
  248. Jordyn

    This is a horrible tragedy and I can't even imagine what it would be like to be the parents of the children who died. It is devestating to lose somone, especially since most of the kids were six and seven. I hope they can be strong in this hard time. My prayers are with them.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  249. Oseas

    I'm not very happy but I'm so happy that the teachers risk their lives to protect the little angles and I wish never happen no more. I will also not respect the person that did this and I'm so sorry for all of you loved ones.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  250. Kelly

    There are now 26 more precious angels in heaven to watch over their families. I don't see why he had to kill the children they did absolutley NOTHING to him. Most schools have no security, but nothing happens. I just don't agree with people and how they react to this tradegy.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:16 pm |
  251. Matthew

    I am so sad that this happen to all of the people that lose a love to this and all of my prayer go out to you.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  252. Manny

    On Friday there was an event people will always remember. My heart goes out to all those who lost a loved one during tragedy. This is most likely one of the saddest things to have happened.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  253. Nancy

    Last Friday was a tragedy that we will always remember. For the families who lost a loved one, for those who were affected by it, I send them courage. I hope that someday, they will be able to move on; but the lives lost will always be remembered in our hearts. I will keep everyone affected by this incident in my prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:17 pm |
  254. Tucker

    I feel sad that I am alive and living a life and there are just . . . gone. God bless them.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm |
  255. Anonymous

    if this isn't a wake up call, what is

    December 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  256. Chris

    I feel so sorry that those children had to suffer the shooting. I also feel bad that the parents have to go through a really rough time and lose their loved ones.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:19 pm |
  257. Christopher

    I can't believe someone would do such a thing. It is unfair that the kids got shot, they would have had a good life.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  258. Catherine

    My heart goes out to the poor children and families affected by this horrible tragedy. I am sure the whole nation is thinking about them. My heart is broken because those children had so much of their lives ahead of them. There is too much gun violence right now, and it has to stop. I don't see how some people can still stick up for guns. After every tragedy, we keep saying "now is not the time to talk about gun control," but for people who are in favor of guns, NEVER is the time to talk about gun control. Guns are behind almost every one of these tragedies - NOW is the time to talk about gun control.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
    • Will

      It is people who pull the trigger. As good American citizens we need to make sure we know who's hands the guns are in.

      December 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  259. Eduardo

    It was very sad because it was going to be Christmas and a family has to have a good Christmas with the whole family on that day.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  260. Anonymous

    there will always be another shooting until the government can upgrade gun laws.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm |
  261. Natalie

    I live in connecticut so I know how they feel . One teacher risked her life to save the children in her class. That is brave to do. I think every school should have police offers in the front part of the school and a full body scan to see if they have weapons on them. Those children didnt have enough to live for graduation,college and marriage they would never experince that.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:22 pm |
    • Mariana

      I think your right because they were just kids and they still had a long life ahead of them.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:42 pm |
  262. Melissa

    This is a horrible thing this guy could do to these little kids. This doesn't have to happen! We should be able to prevent this!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  263. Belinda

    Iam sorry for all those families that had to hear such bad news. Whoever did it should of thought about it,he didn't have the right to do that and he shouldn't have,the families shouldn't have to hear that bad news. The kids will always be remembered and the teachers who risked their lives to save these children.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  264. Mr. J's 7th class

    Very heartbreaking tragedy. We believe some questions will never be answered. We can only take preventive measures from having a reoccuring event. An extremely sad time for America!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  265. Fernando

    I feel bad for all those kids and teachers who passed away . Friday is a day is a day everybody will remember but we all have to stay strong .

    December 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm |
  266. Daniel

    I think that the person that did that should have thought about what he was doing before shooting/killing innocent children and teachers.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  267. Ed

    I think what happen is wrong and devastating what that kid did to all those little kids is unthinkable. They had their whole life ahead of them. Like obama said they had graduation marrage and they would of had family. I would like to say to the teachers thank you for giving your lifes to save the kids. all the kids and the teachers will always be in everyones heart here in connecticut

    December 17, 2012 at 12:27 pm |
  268. casiana

    I feel what happend is a tradagy. My heart goes out to the familes that lost their children. I hope time and hope heals them. My heart and prayers goes out to all you effected by this inncodent. PLEASE STAY SAFE AND HOPEFUL FOR THE DAYS AHEAD. GOD BLESS.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  269. Ethan

    I don't think we can even trust anyone with a gun this tragity is the most saddest thing I've ever heard all those children shot is just terrible imagine what all those parents are going. through my question is just why did he kill all those kids, I know he was crazy but imagine what the answer would be if you asked him why did you do it.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
  270. Mirella

    I feel sorry that all those little kids died.What did they do to that an to deserve a punishment like that.I also feel sorry for the parents of the little kids. The kids deserved a better life. When I was watching the news I said to myself what horrible man would do that.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:30 pm |
  271. Bubba

    I understand that the mass shooting was a huge tragedy but..... there are kids dying every day dying in Detroit or in Chicago, sometimes there are even 26+ killings but you will hardly ever hear about these shootings, why is that? Just because they past away to the next life doesn't mean that they have to be forgotten about. I would just like to say that for all the mass shootings and all the stolen lives, you will never be forgotten!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:31 pm |
    • Chiok

      it is sure a tradegy

      December 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • dajon

      i feel sorry for the lil kidzs that got shot

      December 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
    • Nathan

      I agree there are too many shootings that dont get the proper attention.

      December 17, 2012 at 4:16 pm |
  272. Sarah

    This event was horrible and tragic. The parents and the families should be out buying Christmas present instead of buying flowers for a funeral. People say that this was that second worst school shooting in history but they don't take in consideration that age of the victims, it is the worst in my point of view.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  273. Leslie

    I feel really bad for the kids and families that lost a family member at the shooting and that the teachers who stood up for the kids and took there life for them was really brave and too make the people feel better we should focus on them more and help the get through this horrible tragic.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
  274. Bob

    God bless those poor children, have a awesome life in heaven and Adam Lanza, shame on you for doing the horrible crime!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm |
  275. Brendan

    This = Horrible!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  276. Nolan

    My heart goes out to all of the families who lost there loved ones. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  277. Jazmine

    I am superised a man will kill kids and teachers. What did the kids and teachers do to him and why will a mom have a gun in her house????

    December 17, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
  278. Sarah

    After hearing about that horrible shooting, all that goes through my mind is WHY? Why did that no good person not think?Why did he have to harm these wonderful little kids ? And most of all, if he wanted to harm somebody, WHY didn't he hurt himself? I don't feel bad at ALL that he hurt himself, because he did it AFTER the shooting. But if he was going to harm himself , why didn't he just do it in the first place? These young kids and teachers didn't deserve ANY of this. So why did he do this? That's something I want to know...WHY?:(

    December 17, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
  279. Nissa

    At my school we have 1st grade buddies and I've grown so close to them. I don't even want to think about losing them to a tragedy like this. Everytime I hear about it I start to tear up and feel so bad. If it's that hard for me I can't imagine what it's like for the parents and family. My heart and prayers go out to them all. <3333

    December 17, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  280. Faith

    I really cannot believe the things that went on at Newtown; the fact that someone would ever think about doing anything like that is beyond belief. I would really like to know what was going through that guy’s mind while he was shooting all of the students and teachers, and then he killed himself. WOW. Keep the students teachers and their families in your prayers. God bless the students that witnessed this tragic situation.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  281. Britney

    I was very sad that some crazy guy would do such a thing. I'm sorry that that happen I can't imagine what it will be like as a parent that lost their daughter/son. Theirs no Christmas for them they lost their child and they don't have anything. I would say that parents trust the school to take care of their child. I'm for the parents god bless them.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:40 pm |
  282. Jasmine

    I cant imagine what its like for their parents to have lost their children. All these children are in my thoughts and prayers. No kid deserves for this to happen to them. I don't know what to say to help the children's families.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  283. Marie

    On Friday, something happened that nobody would have ever imagined. My heart goes out to everyone that lost their life, lost their child, lost their mom, lost their brother or sister, or even lost their best friend. So many innocent little kids lost their lives, and so many other children watched them die. They are now scarred for life. Give some one a hug today. You never know how much time you, or they, have left

    December 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
  284. Jonathan

    I would be so horrified to see a child's family cry to their dead child because there should be no reason for some guy with a gun and shooting at a school full of little kids, IT'S JUST WRONG! If I was a little kid that got shot in a elementary school and my mom sees on the news that there was a shooting at that school she would be horrified to see it with my name on the screen. And I just to say more thing I hope that the police catch that guy before he does another shooting, and if this gun shooter guy is listening to this on TV I hope he feels bad for what he done.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm |
  285. Reagan

    Nothing like this should ever happen to anyone anywhere. It just breaks my heart to know how much Newtown has suffered for the past few days. Not one child or adult that had their life taken did anything wrong. What amazes me the most is that just one person can be responsible for things like what happened at that elementary school on Friday. Though many people across the nation now have broken hearts and new fears, we need to continue on with our lives, remember those Connecticut has lost, and never give up hope.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
  286. Jasmin

    I am very sorry for for all the families, friends, and people affected by this terrible tragedy. All of my, and my class's prayers go out to all of the people affected by this.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:44 pm |
    • Zachary

      I agree

      December 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
    • Jamiah

      I would thank the teachers who sacrificed their life to protect the kids

      December 18, 2012 at 1:28 pm |
  287. Jacob

    I pray for all those who have died or have been injured. I am sorry for the losses of the parents, husbands, and wives. Hopefully nothing like that will ever happen again. And if it does, I hope that no one gets killed, or injured. I think that all schools should have a security system like the one they have now. It would be too sad to see even more children and adults to die. There should be no one in the world that could even think about doing anything like this. Once again, I am always prying for the dead and injured.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  288. Loise

    This is a very tragic situation. I am sorry for the relatives of the victims, there children had their lives ahead of them. I will keep everyone that was in Sandy Hook Elementary school on friday in my prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  289. cooper

    why would anyone have to kill their mom and 20 kids? America needs better gun laws,it should not be as easy as that. All the man had to do was walk in, and take lives. the school needs better protection

    December 17, 2012 at 12:47 pm |
  290. Tyler

    the teachers and childern did not desrve to die ,but god should of saved them . but god did not do that but those kids were looking forward to there life ahead of them.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  291. trey

    for the ones in newtown I am so sorry for that tragedy. thanks to all the teachers who stood up and took the bullet for the kids, and to all of the parents they aren't gone they are still in your heart.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  292. cole

    I just hope that day of trageity, the mom walk her kid to the bus and gave him/her a hug and kiss then said have a great day.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm |
  293. Whitney

    What has happened is terrible. It is terrible for the teachers, for the victims, for the students who survived, for the teachers, and for the families of these kids. No one should ever have to go through what these kids and adults had to go through. My heart goes out to all of the victims and their friends and families.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  294. Litzy

    All those little kids will be in our memory's we will miss them very very much god bless them.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
  295. Jimmy

    How messed up do you have to be to end the life of little kids, teachers, and other board members. This is the most messed up thing I have ever heard of. I feel bad for anyone who had a loss during this messed up incident.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  296. Gabby

    What this guy did to these kids and adults is horrible. How could there be someone so evil in the world to take 20, 5-10 year olds, lives away. I cant even imagine how the parents,families, and friends to these people must feel. They should be planning Christmas activities, Definitely not funerals. Atleast he killed himself.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  297. Jack

    It's depressing to see and hear these things happen. It's times like these when we need to heal, but not forget the sacrifices made by teachers and remember the lives lost. My heart goes out to the friends and familes of the ones lost and the rest of the community.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
  298. Gage

    I can’t believe someone could do such a thing. I hope everyone is okay who made it out of that horrible massacre and I am very sorry for the people who died that day. I am happy to know that my teacher would give there life for me and I would of too.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:52 pm |
  299. Irvin

    I am so sorry for the families and the children I will pray for them and person did the shooting should get in jail and I would punish him if were a police and I could of go and live there and protect the children and one more thing we all want nothing of guns because we are in gods hands.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:53 pm |
  300. collin

    I feel sorry for the familys of the victims they did not deserve to die.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  301. Shaun

    I feel great sorrow for those who lost their lives in this tradgic event. After hearing this news it made me feel that this could happen to my school and any other school across the nation. The families should know that those who lost their lives will never be forgotton and will be in our hearts forever<3

    December 17, 2012 at 12:54 pm |
  302. Addison

    When I first heard the story I thought "Geez, what's America coming to?" and "Honestly, what's the point in that?"
    I mean, seriously, when you think about it, what would drive a person to do that? God bless the people who came to respond and the teachers who gave their lives to save the kids. I may say I hate my sister sometimes, but I honestly want to drive to my sister's college and give her a hug. Long live Sandy Hook!!!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • Cecilia

      Me too. I literally thought "What has the world come to?"

      December 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  303. Crispin

    Why are these people doing to the world especially kids getting hurt. This hard for their families who are crying and wishing this never happened .And you know what I wish this never happened either but we just have to send love to these families because there heartbroken that there never going to see them ever a again I just want to say something to the kids families out there in Connecticut there not gone there in your hearts just send lots of love to your daughters or sons I’m sad for you and the angels will keep your kids safe and give them lots of love try to have a good Christmas and again I’m sorry.

    December 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  304. Hannah

    I can not believe that someone could just pull the trigger on KINDERGARDENERS! I mean eventually he was going to have kids one day, how would he feel if that was his kid who got shot! He is an evil man, Killing innocent kids and teachers? What if it was his community?!

    December 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  305. Brianna

    I feel so bad for those families affected by the Sandy hook shooting. I have a 2 year old little brother and i am now scared to take him out side off my house because I don't want anything bad to happen to him. Today during my first hour class I was crying my eyes out because of it and I just wanted to run home and give my mom and little brother Rhett a huge hug and just tell them that I love them and I will always love them. My prayers go out to the families and loved ones of the victims of the shooting. MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF THE FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES <3

    December 17, 2012 at 1:03 pm |
  306. Rashelle

    i am so very sorry about the shooting on friday those people didnt deserve anything like that. my heart and my prayers go out to the family and friends in this time of darkness. i only pray that everything will get better eventually. that guy was really cruel and mean to those people i pray everything will get better

    December 17, 2012 at 1:14 pm |
  307. cole

    i don't think it was right if i where there i would step up and try to save the poor children i would at least try and get the gun out of his hand and suduce him till police got there.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  308. fallon

    god bless all the kids and the familys that dont have their kids bulter high school took a min of slince to day to remember those who died merry christmas to all the familys 104.7 played arems of the angle for them i will remember them in my hearts today and for every they will never be for gotton and god bless the family who got their kids safely back to their parents i hope no other school will be harmed godbless and merry christmas for the kids in heven

    December 17, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  309. Terra

    My heart goes to the family that lost there children that died. They had all there life in front of them. My heart goes to the family.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  310. Ashlinn

    It's a horrible thing to witness, let alone hear about it. This tragic story has affected the world, and my heart goes out to those affected by this horrible shooting.
    The world today is frightening, and it's not a very comforting moment, when your little brother's school has informed you that they will be in lockdown until the end of the year.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  311. Gabriel?

    We should all pray and hope that we can get threw this together

    December 17, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  312. Motoya

    Sending huge condolence to Conneticut and the entire country from Japan.
    I have been watching the news on this tragegy since last Friday and we are feeling so sorry not only for the involved kids and their family but also for the people in the United States.
    How can I express my feeling... just I can't.
    I do hope this kind of tragedy will never never happen again.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm |
  313. Angie

    We are all very soory for this tragedy and we send our hope to them, they will all be in our hearts. But lets go to another veiw of this, we are all still grieving for our and their losses, but we should prevent this from happening too, because this is going to happen again and with our violence in the society (like video games and movies) we aren't helping it at all. This is just going to happen again and it might be somewhere even more unexpected, we aren't preventing it we're basically inforcing it! I'm sorry if I offend anyone but it is true.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm |
  314. George

    I Pray For The Freinds And Family For The Kids

    December 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  315. Carolina

    I feel so sad about what happend to those children because that could have happend to my school. But to all those parents out there just keep your head up high because your babys are still in your life and watching u from a better place now. Although they head a whole life to live they are still blessed. And I know how you feel but just dont go crazy it will get better.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:50 pm |
  316. Chiok

    Sad

    December 17, 2012 at 1:53 pm |
  317. Cooper

    Feel so bad for those little precious children they deserve all my heart and soul

    December 17, 2012 at 1:54 pm |
  318. William

    why do people always fight or use guns can't we just get along violents is never the answer.We have to help those who lost their lives and make them happy.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:55 pm |
  319. Andre

    That was very mess up and god bless america and we hope u guys are ok and i dont know why and how would do that=:( and god bless sandy hook elmatry

    December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  320. sara

    Our current lockdown procedures of locking the door, covering the windows and cowering in a dark corner of the room aren't good enough. The shooter obviously had been through lock-down drills himself as recent student. He passed over the Ms.Roit's room (according to article in Hartford Courant) because barricaded the door and hid with her students in the bathroom – which doesn't conform to current lock-down procedures at all. Instead he went for the room where the children were out in the open because little ones do as their teachers instruct and the teachers followed procedure and paid with lives.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
  321. Ahlani

    Something like this should never happen and it shuold be stoppped. I hope that the parents and family members can over come this tragedy. I put my heart out for the entire Newtown community and I hope that they can also overcome this tragedy. God bless.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  322. anna

    Those lives have been lost but NEVER forgotten . I fell so bad for all of those families that were affected by this tragedy
    if i could help i would do anything.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
  323. Nealan

    Hi I hope the people that got shot are in heaven and they are safe from all the other incedents and I will pray for the little people that died and the teachers and mother and i hope all the other schools have moniter to buzz people in so the know there not going to shoot them

    December 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  324. Shrue

    I AM SO PROUD OF THE TEACHERS THAT RISK THIER LIVE TO SAVE THE KIDS.

    December 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  325. Arnold

    Pray to all those kids and teachers who got killed in this tragedy. God take care of these angels.Remember all these souls and they didn't deserve to die. I am sorry for these people and wish them the best of luck in Heaven. I put my heart out for these victims

    December 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  326. Andre

    I WAS SO FREIGHTEND ABOUT THAT I HOPE ALL YOUR GUYS KIDS AND SISTERS AND UNCLEUSE AND AUNTUS GOD BLESS YOU SANDYHOOK ELAMTRY

    December 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  327. Rahma

    Why do things like this even happen? All those people hurt, what did they every do to us? We all know these things are wrong. Hurting this little angles and these beloved teachers. all those people will always be cherished and we will always be thinking about them and remembering them and there heartbroken families. We will never forget the teachers who lost there lives for our sweet little angles, and those who are lost and the injured shall always be remembered and beloved, never forgotten from our hearts. Love and peave to all. .♥☮♥

    December 17, 2012 at 1:58 pm |
  328. risa

    dont cry a new life will begin

    December 17, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  329. kyriaun

    I feel like i want to cry

    December 17, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  330. Michael

    That was not a very great idea for a young man to kill those students. Why would he take away all of those lives I feel sorry for all of those parents and student they still had a life ahead of them. They had a career ahead of them and they had everything they wanted to do ahead of them. A shout-out to those parents i just wish those kids could have their lives back (R.I.P)

    December 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  331. Connor

    This is one of the most horrible thing that could happen in what has to be "anytown USA" my heart is out to all the greiveing familys . However i have a feeling tha tthis will be spun off and used for much stronger gun control laws. When gun safety/egication is the awnser. Say that the mom had a much more secrite and protected place for her fire arms. Then what would have happend????

    December 17, 2012 at 2:03 pm |
  332. Haseeeb

    That school is probably going to be haunted in the future. But my heart goes out to all of the families.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
  333. Jamarri

    Why whould someone do something like that"i mean like those are kids man let them live their life.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  334. Joseph

    I give out all my prayers to the families as I know how it feels to lose someone, I'm going through it now. Your little boys and girls are resting in peace right now, and there's no better place.... I also would like to add on that this can't keep happening, I'm 14 and throughout my life I've heard of and seen to much of this for it to keep going. Someone or some group of people need to help all of us come to peace and stop this shooting and violence.... It's too insane....

    December 17, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  335. hannah

    I am very sorry for all the families kid and teachers that got killed and why did that he killed those little kids and teachers and his mother its just sad.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:07 pm |
  336. Zachariah

    Things like this should never happen in any school at all this is the kind of things all people need to look at and see what they can do to help.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
  337. sabrina

    GOD BLESS ALL THE CHILDREN AND FAMILYS HAT WENT THROUGH THAT AND I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE TEACHERS YOU GUYS PUT YOUR LIVES ON THE LINE AND THAT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE AND FAITH I PRAY FOR ALL YOU!!
    DEAR LORD HEAVENLY FATHER PLEASE BLESS THE FAMILYS THAT WENT THROUGH WHAT THEY DID AND KEEP THOSE KIDS THAT DID NOTHING TO DESERVE WHAT HAPPEN !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!AMEN

    December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  338. Jermaine

    this dont make any sense. this shouldnt have happened. I feel sorry for the family and friends of the kids and adults who died in this horrific tragedy. i would hate to see this happen again

    December 17, 2012 at 2:09 pm |
  339. Zachary

    I think this was a tragety because parents lost their six years old and younger . This should not have happened to those children or those adults that very day at that school .

    December 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  340. sara

    Earlier this year...I'm sitting quietly n the dark corner of my room during a lock-down drill thinking how easy it would be for a bad man to shoot the window next to the door out, open the door and here we would all be – easy targets. There is a great big closet in the back of the room with a lock, no windows and a heavy door, but the teacher says we can't go in there because that is not the procedure. ... I imagine it was the same for those poor innocent babies...cowering, afraid, and painfully exposed to anyone with the power to shoot a glass out next to the door and open it...

    December 17, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  341. Kaysha

    I feel like the teachers did the right thing by putting their children in the safe places of the room. I heard that one of the teachers put her children in the closet and told the gunman that her children were in the gym, I also think that was the right thing to do. The gunman was mental so i think that had alot to do with the shooting. I would hope everyone would give these children and their families your condolences.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  342. Destiny

    This is such a HORRIBLE tragedy. Like President Obama Said These kind of trdedies CAN'T keep Happening. My Prayers Go Out to Connecticut, And EVERYONE affected by this Horrible Tragedy

    December 17, 2012 at 2:14 pm |
  343. Benjamin

    That was terribale because they had dreams

    December 17, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
  344. tristan

    Earlier this year – I'm sitting in a dark corner of the room during a lock-down staring at the door and knowing that someone could easily just break the glass, open the door, and take us all out. there is a great big closet that locks with no windows but we aren't allowed to go in there. I imagine the children at New Haven could have been better protected by running or hiding or barricading the door rather than following the normal lockdown procedure of hiding in the corner especially now that the age of the perpetrators is enough that most have practiced lockdown procedures and are aware of what teachers and students do. they need to make changes.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:16 pm |
  345. Jermaine

    the teacher who risked her life for the children in her class was brave

    December 17, 2012 at 2:17 pm |
  346. kel

    This is a very tragicle thing that happened in connecticut,and i hope these parents can recoperate of what happened.I hope that this never happens agian,and I think people should be tested before they be handed a wepon.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
  347. Stacia

    I give my prayers to all the little angels that lost their lives n this situation . Its obveous that this dude had extremely mental problems , However , i got to ask where was all this press when 30 SHOOTINGS in chicago in 1 MONTH happened & 10 kids died under the age of 18 ? Where was all the prayers , posters & lit candles ? What makes this situation better than that one ? Why wasnt that on the news ? Where was president speech when that happend . Kids die everyday & most of them dont even get the chance to get on the new or get as much press . Im not saying this is not a big deal but How did this get so much publicity ? But i guess everyone got amnesia and forgot all the kids in africa & iraq dying everyday ,Why isnt that adressed or the one in Chicago ? What makes this situation so particularly important ? Just Curious ..... but my Prayers & warm touches go out to all the victims family and friends .

    December 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm |
  348. Chris

    I know that everyone is wondering why anyone would do this, how it could have happened. I don't know, but it seems like the people who usually do this sort of thing are mentally ill. We need to work on identifying these types of people before it comes to this sort of tragedy. The killer had problems and we should have addressed them, instead of just shrugging and saying "That's how he is."

    December 17, 2012 at 2:23 pm |
  349. Noeli

    Words cannot explain how heartbroken i am. I wanted to cry and my condolences go out to all the families and friends of these wonderful bundles of happiness and love. even though i didnt know them we are all a family in the eyes of god.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  350. Makayla

    What has happened Friday , December 14 is very very horrible . School is supposed to be a safe place to learn and have fun . Kids are not supposed to be scared that something like this is going to happen . For someone to be able to actually go into a school full of little babies from the age 6-10 , and kill them and their teachers is just .. and to kill yourself .. it just sickens me !
    Only heartless people could do this ! Taking your kids to school thinking everythings going to be fine , it's going to be like a regular day , then gettiing a call from the police telling you that you child or children have been shot .. I can't even imagine what people must be going through .. My prayers go out to all the families that were effected by this !
    # Rest in Paradise . Gone but never forgotten , ( 12.14.12 ] <3

    December 17, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  351. Alliyah

    well itis very sad for the people that have died over the shooting. when i grow up i will never put my child in a school because their is alot of crazy people out here . their is a lot of people killing there selves and getting bullied and i can't take it anyone why can't we just get along and make things right . i am saying htis to the people that have propblems or bulling STOP their is no reason why you should be harting this many people . the people that are bulling just stop why are you bulling people and hurting people just because you have propbles and you want someone to care about you and take care of you. the only reason why you are acting this why beacuse you are hart or somrthing happened to you while you were little or you were getting bullied by someone else and now you want to put your anger on us . you know what you should do , JST LET IT GOOOOOO because if you keep on having this in side you it is going to take over you FOREVER . stop making more and more mistakes just let it go and make something of your self. and now the people that have problem you need to go get help or find some one to help you get over your fear because if you keep on going with this you will maybe get locked in a room with nouthing in it or you will indup shooting some in the head and it was an exudent just get some help.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  352. Alex

    My heart goes out to every single one of your family's and young students that were killed during this tragedy. my thoughts and prays will be with you. God bless those innocent children that had there whole life a head of them my your souls rest in peace.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:26 pm |
  353. Bryan

    I hope for all people affected by this cruel incident be healed emotionally.May God be with all of them.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  354. Michael

    I just wanted to say that I'm truly sorry for what happened that day. I was at school when I heard about it, and I instantly thought about my family, and how what I would have done if I found out if one of them was gone. I just wanted to put my thoughts out, I didn't really know to say, but sorry.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm |
  355. Ian

    This is a time to mourn. My heart gives out to the families with the dearly departed. I hope this wont happen again. I hope we, as a nation, can find a way to work together and find something to do that can prevent this from ever happening again. I'm not saying gun laws should be full force, but lets get rid of assault weapons. We don't need assault weapons to defend ourselves or hunt with, seriously, it's not that important to keep these around.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:31 pm |
  356. Sydney

    The fact that more and more shootings are happening so closely together. What makes it even worse is that these were kids who haven't even gotten a taste of life, an opportunity of what life in our generations can give us. I would honestly give up a lot of the things I have in my life if it means just one life could be saved. The teachers who were caught in this crossfire were brave for saving the lives of students in every way possible. I couldn't imagine somebody causing the pain to our area as they did those in Newtown. I love children and to know that those are 20 children are gone, but they would never leave the minds and hearts of those who loved them, known them and missed the chance of meeting them.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
  357. lanaya

    That is so sad those kids had big plains in the future and now there gone.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
  358. Emma

    Bless all of the innocent people. 20 1st graders and 6 adults were killed. Why do people do this? I don't understand. Too many major shootings have been happening in the past few days. God bless everyone. and God bless all of the students (alive and in God's hands) who go to (used to go to) Sandy Hook elementary. Thank you and god bless.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  359. Joshua11

    How would do something like that how would take lives from littel kids

    December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  360. Mercedes

    I am so very sorry that all the parent and family members have to loose a part of their family's I will always pray for any little angle's because I had to dill with it to it was the most saddest thing that anyone could ever do.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  361. Da'Quan

    My heart go out to people that last their kids be for and the to the people that died on friday I want to say r.i.p.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  362. Christopher

    I honestly don't believe that the man who murdered the children & adults was not crazy. And I also don't think that he just woke up and decided to kill 20 children & 6 adults. I think that stupidity just came over him and.... Did what he did and for that I pray for all the family members of the victims..

    December 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  363. FRED

    Let them all rest in peace.And I am sorry for all the people who have lost a love one.I will pray for all.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
  364. Desaray

    I am so sorry for your losses, I pray that everyone who lost someone is ok and those who lost their lifes are in a better place.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  365. Ella

    Why do you think someone would ever do something like that to insistent little kids. Harray for Victoria that study
    To the shooter ad saved the little kids.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  366. Bobby

    That was tragic action that took place. I am 13 and hope and pray that I will never see this happen again. And praying for the teachers that protected the students from harm. I watched the story at school. I pray I will be safe when I am in school.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:49 pm |
  367. Mehki

    This is terrifying that a person just comes into a school and kills a bunch of kids and grown ups for no apearent reason.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm |
  368. Zachary

    I don't think that was right for him to kill innocent people and that teacher was brave to stand up in front of her kids but she gave her life

    December 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  369. Anonymous

    joshua

    these kids did nothing wrong y did they have to die while there this young god bless everyone in the town and hope they has a great christmas

    December 17, 2012 at 2:51 pm |
  370. Brandon

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the families in this tragic shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:52 pm |
  371. Abigail

    I just can not imagine what these families and friends are going through. It's absolutely ridiculous that someone could do this. So heartless. My prayers go out to all the people who are broken hearted from this horrible tragedy. These children are now beautiful angels.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  372. Abbie

    I couldn't imagine being that young and having to deal with the loss of one of my friends, let alone 20 of them plus teachers. This is an awful tragedy that nobody should ever have to deal with. My heart and prayers go out to everybody affected by this event.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  373. Sarah

    Words cannot describe how awful this situation is and I just want all those families who lost a love one to have comfort.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
  374. mattie

    it is absolutely repulsing that someone could do that to children. i feel horrible for the families and friends of all those who had passed on Friday they are in my thoughts and i wish the best for all.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  375. Chase

    I think that this was very tragic and they had their whole lives ahead of them and they didn't deserve to die like they did. I think the schools should have guards at the schools to prevent this from happening again.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  376. Trevor

    i think it is horrible what happened this past friday. i think if u have a problem with your parents then atleast wate i dont think any shooting is horrible but in a school well an elemantary school is bad all my prayers go out to all the peoples familys. please help thoes familys who has lost a loved one lastfriday

    December 17, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
  377. keely

    This is heart breaking and although we are curious to what had happened we need to remember that in order to find out the truth we may have to ask little kids to relive the worst day of their lives so is it really worth knowing? Even if we know why or how it happened will it change anything?

    December 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  378. Halie

    Its so devastating what happened to these little kids! I'm really proud of the teachers who risked there lives to protect them. They were all so very brave and my thoughts and prayers go out to ALL of the families in Connecticut. I can't imagine how they feel.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:55 pm |
  379. tiffany

    this is sad and if i was a parent of the kids of a shooting and they killed my kid i would go out and fight who ever did it and this will not be forgot . and the onne that died that day and the different things to have has a cool thing with me and the otther things. this is the sadeds news that i have ever heard in my life.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  380. Steven

    It is sad to think of what our world has come to. That someone had the ability to go into an elementary school and kill little innocent lives.

    December 17, 2012 at 2:56 pm |
  381. Leah

    I think the kids and teacher's were inicent and they did the best they could to protect the little kids and themselves . the shooter should have went somewhere to get help for his problems he had he should'nt have took it out on his mom and the little kids they did'nt know what the guy was doing they were scared , i think the guy should have settled down and asked people for help and not kill inicen't kids and even teacher's they did the best they could have to save and protect thmselves and the kids . the teacher's tryed to calm them down and help them focus and not to scream and keep calm and the kids and teacher's will be remembered greatly and im going to remember sandy hook elementary school.
    R.I.P. Sandy hook kids and teacher's that passed away from the tragedty on Friday . prayers go to them .

    December 17, 2012 at 2:57 pm |
  382. kristina

    me and my family give all my love all my prayers for the children and teachers that are gone now for sandy hook school......
    i wish for the best for the family and friends of this terrible tragedy. im so sorry

    December 17, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  383. shaeleigh

    These poor angels will be missed. The parents or siblings will remeber these angel who passed on in their hearts. This is a extremely rare case that anyone has heard of. Questions will keep on going until we find a final answer for this rare case. This could happen in ANY school in the U.S. Good thing is the president got a right to help these parents and families that need help and that help is on the way. Good luck to those in need.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:01 pm |
  384. Khourey

    It's HORRIBLE. Just plain horrible. Who goes into an ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and starts to shoot kindergarteners? It's just sickening. Twenty kids. TWENTY. Twenty kids who will never go to high school (not even middle school). Twenty kids won't see Christmas this year. Twenty kids won't have their first kiss. Twenty kids won't have the joy of graduating and going off to college. Twenty kids who will never get married. Twenty kids who won't have kids or grandkids of their own. All my thoughts to those lost.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  385. Jacob

    What has happened to this world things like should be stopped. This has to be the hardess time to lose a loved one with Christmas and New Years comming up, and all the little kids probbolly had there wish list all ready for Chirstmas.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:08 pm |
  386. Kristi

    Poor angels I hope I can help
    God bless every one who has pass on, the familys,and all the brave
    teachers that took care of the students to keep them safe.
    My prayers all go out to them take care

    December 17, 2012 at 3:12 pm |
  387. nick

    what kind of person shoots others the himself if he was going to shoot some one he needed to go firs to ensure others safety i mean not that suicide gets you anywhere but it's just sad

    December 17, 2012 at 3:40 pm |
  388. lisa

    I envy those teachers and I think it will take me even though im not a part of what happened a long time to recover, some of the children that were killed I can't imagine how there parents could have had there tree up and had all there gifts and cry that they didn't even get to enjoy Christmas. So I am glad none of my family was in it but my heart goes out to the parents of the children and teachers. God bless them all.

    December 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  389. Christopher

    Why this man decided in his mind that it was alright to just decide to shoot these children, we may never know. But we must be resilient in our efforts to help these families, help them in any way possible. On the day that I heard about this, my nephew, who is the same age as the children who were killed, was at my house, and he came and gave me a huge hug, not understanding what was happening, and he said, "They aren't going to be okay?".

    December 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  390. Adrianna

    I want our world to become a safe place. When I was younger I never remember ever hearing about these kinds of tradegedies and in the last year or so there`s been a lot. I just don`t understand how someone can look into the eyes of a child and shoot them. It makes me sick to think of it. The families of the deceased will forever be in my prayers<3

    December 17, 2012 at 3:48 pm |
  391. Catherine

    Tragedies like these keep on happening, when are they going to stop? I give my prayers to all those lost little souls, their family, friends, and the teachers who risked their lives to try to save them. RIP 27 people... :(

    December 17, 2012 at 3:52 pm |
  392. Tyler

    I think the people who lost their lives didn't deserve to! Especially those young kids who had long future ahead of them. I think all of the teachers and staff at type school who lost their lives were all heroes for trying to protect the young kids!

    December 17, 2012 at 3:55 pm |
  393. Tim

    I feel sympathy for all of the parents that fell victim to this tragedy and for the teachers' families that were forced to live through this horrible event also. These kind of things make you ask yourself, "are you truly safe in America?"

    December 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
  394. obed

    I think thats a terrible. If that ever happened here I would be so scared! All the prayers in the world go to yall in sandy hook.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:02 pm |
  395. Cori

    I hope that everyone who has been hurt by this will get better . :`-(

    December 17, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
    • Cori

      that is g good response i agree

      December 18, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  396. Tyson

    I have always thought that I live in a safe world. "Every thing is going to be okay! Yay!" This has me more aware that the world is not entirley safe. My heart and my prayers go to all the familes and friends who lost a love one. I think part of the reason this is happening is because of the guts and gore movies and videogames. They cant realize what is real and what is fake. I am glad that everybody else is safe. If one of your loved one died stay strong, keep praying. The students and teachers that passed away will never be forgotten. I hope every body else will heal.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:06 pm |
  397. obed

    This is terrible I cant belive it is happening more and more it needs to stop know.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
  398. D'Andra

    God bless the family's of these innocent people. They had no reason to be killed and i hope that they rest in peace.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  399. Gustavo

    Man when i saw the video i almost cried. I almost did because my brother has autism and just the thought of him dying i fell real real sad. I do not know any people from Connecticut but all my prayers go to the people in Connecticut. Also for the people that are affected by this just remember this little angels will be with God in a better place. :) <3

    December 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  400. Cecilia

    I honestly wouldn't be able to bear if i lost my sister. The first time i heard of this, i literally thought "what has the world come to?" I send all my prayers to the family, friends and anyone affected my this event. What parent thinks that when they are dropping their kids off to school that they aren't safe. Parents drop their kids off to school everyday, and i don't think they think about anything bad that could happen to their children. I feel so sorry for these poor little kids who had their whole life ahead of them. They never got to graduate or to even fulfill their dreams. Their families and friends will be in my prayers. Also, God bless the teachers who sacrificed their lives to keep these children safe. These little angels will be forever missed and never forgotten. God Bless.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
  401. Adriana

    My heart goes to the poor familes and friends who lost a loved one this past week,it truly breaks my heart knowing that these poor kids had a whole life ahead of them ,a future,a family, education, ,yet they will now not be able to experiece that becuase of this.I admire those who put there lives out there to save the kids, It truly takes courage to confront this at such a fragile state and i want to bless all those who are heartbroken. At the moment these people are now at peace somewhere safe and do not have to live through whats happening .Yet somethings may seem to much too take in things happen for a reason , maybe its because america need to be closers like the family we are.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  402. Laney

    I think this was a horrible tragedy that impacted us all. We should help our country heal so we can get back to being the great country we are.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  403. Karyme

    I feel so sad just to find out that someone so cruel came to an elementary school and shoot innocent kids. I really can't imagine that happening. All my thoughts and prayers go out to the families in Newton

    December 17, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  404. Nathan

    Its hard to believe that things like this happen everyday. I like to say that the kids and families of the Sandy Hook shooting are in our thoughts and prayers. This is a horrible tragedy. Its sad to know that things like this happen everyday and dont get the attention that it really deserves.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  405. Alex

    It is devastating to know that this tragedy happened just by going to school. It is also sad to know that sending your child to school can get your child killed. This is sooo sad.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  406. Lexie

    I've never suffered anything as tragic as this but I can see the pain in those families eyes. It's a look that probably everyone has had at some point. I pray for those families in pain right now. Those kids and women who have passed shall not be forgotten and they will be recognized for their bravery.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  407. Diana

    i'm sad for all the lives that were lost and i wish the best to all the people and families that were effected by this tragedy. The only thing i'm wondering is why would someone do something like this and what is this world coming to?

    December 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  408. Enrique

    IM Really Sorry For The People That Lost Their Family. They Wont Be Able To Open Their Christmas Presents Or Celebrate Christmas With Their Family .

    December 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  409. Humberto

    Friday December 15 was a hard day for the people of Connecticut. Children's lives take away in the blink of an eye by someone who did not appreciate others lives and not even his own. I give my condolences to the families of those children that were taken away from this earth. I give my respect to the adults that tried to protect those kids even though they weren't their own, but they showed heroism and courage. I am deeply sorry for this kind of event to happen and hope that nothing like this ever happens. Maybe the end of the world is coming, maybe the end of the world is humans wiping out its own kind, who knows.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  410. Marlenne

    I feel so bad for the student that lost their lifes especially for their family's God bless them.The kids and teachers will never be forgotten.In my opinion,they should not sell guns to people that look suspicious especially those people who are going to be doing these tragedys.God Bless all of the families and teachers,kids!!

    December 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  411. Lizette

    My heart and support goes out to all the people hurt and effected by this awful tragedy . the only thing i want to know is why? why did this happen? and why to little kids?

    December 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  412. Nathan

    Why would anyone do this ? Why would anyone kill innocent children ? Why an elementary school? His is just so horrible . R.I.P

    December 17, 2012 at 4:15 pm |
  413. katie

    when i first heard i thought to my self what happend today was a tradgedy but cant we let the families grive with out being reminded every 5 minues

    December 17, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  414. Brandon

    The kids that died from this tragedy were only 5-7 years old. They didn't even have had a chance to experience life at its fullest. The kids were just learning the basics to school, they won't get to go to middle school, or high school. They won't have there first dates, or kisses. These kids were only kids, and they passed on that way not knowing more about the world. Their lives and futures are taken away, they could have brought big help to the world with whatever they were going to do in life.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:21 pm |
  415. Callie

    It just breaks my heart- they had their whole lives ahead of them. Looking at this tragedy, everyone who can read this, everyone who is mourning the dead, is blessed that they are here today. It is our duty to do something about this, to help their memories live on forever.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  416. Alyssa

    The fact that anyone could kill someone, let alone innocent children is beyond me. When I first heard this story, my heart literally shattered. These children were mostly 6 or 7 years old. They had their whole lives ahead of them. Getting married, graduating, having kids of their own. Parents should be worrying about what to get their children for christmas, not planning a funeral. I have a lot of respect for those teachers that sacrificed their lives for those children. My heart and prayers go out to everyone in Connecticut. I'm sorry for anyone who lost a loved one in this shooting. Heaven gained 20 angels on Friday. Watch over them for us God. <3

    December 17, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
  417. Nicholas

    In my opinion I think that it is sad that so many have to die for the point to get across that gun restrictions and laws should be passed, but all of my sympathies go out too all of the of the families that were hurt and affected by this I think that it is awful that all of these families were hurt by one man I hope that we all can heal and get passed this tradgedy I hope we can get more gun laws passed so that more of terrible things like this can be prevented! :(

    December 17, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
  418. tyler

    i think that it is really wrong for someone to something like that and i think that if i saw that happen i would try to stop him and try to talk him out of doing it.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
  419. chazz

    wow just another day in america -_-. i hope nothing like this happens in my city

    December 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm |
  420. Paige

    I feel like there is a pattern going on. The bombing at an Oklahoma day care, the colombine, the shooting at the theater in Conneticut, and now this. And these are not the only ones. I do not understand how someone could hate someone enough to kill them. Let alone kill 20 innocent children, 6 compasionate adults, and my own mother. I wonder if he ever realized that his action would impact the whole country and even the world. I will be keeping the families of the lost ones in my prayers.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:29 pm |
  421. chazz

    the families must be feeling like they wanna put the killer away.im kinda happy the killer killed himself what he did was stupid how in the name of the u.s are you gonna just wake up and kill little kids! long live sandy hooks!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
  422. kyle

    I'm going to share some of my questions. First off i want to know if any of the kids are tramatized and if so how are they coping with it? Second of all how long is their school going to be out for?this was a tragic event.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:36 pm |
  423. Tori

    This is so sad who would do such a thing a kill innocence kids! It breaks my heart to see little angles like them be killed at such a young age they had their who life ahead of them!! My support go to the families and those kids wont be forgotten!!!!!!!!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  424. Tanya

    When i found out about this I was devastated. How could something so cruel happen to such young beautiful angels??? I think that going around killing innocent young children is messed up. I am praying for all those kids, there family, there friends, and teachers. They are in my heart. My church also prays for them. I know God only took those children and teachers cause he loved them so much he wanted to see them face to face...... in heaven.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
  425. Kate

    Why do these things never stop?

    December 17, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  426. Hannah

    I feel bad for the kids at Sandy Hook even though I wasn't there. It's so sad that someone would do that. I think that we should send some support letters to Newtown, Conneticut to give support to the families who lost there loved ones.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:52 pm |
  427. Madison

    My friend had a great statement: To find a rainbow you have to face a little bit of rain. Sandy Hook: Remember this time... don't relive though. This is when it makes me proud to be a part of this country. When the teachers you have at school are so commitied to you health and safty that they are not going to let you get a scratch until they have lost their live. That says something. It is truly incredible how a country can come together to help one another when others become desprate. For now the rain pours but it will lighten up. They will be missed but we will not let them be forgotten.

    December 17, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
  428. Isaak

    The first thing I did is I hugged my little brother and hoped nothing ever happened to him. I will always love him and my family and protect him no matter what.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Cori

      I gave my sister a hug and big wet kiss and told her I love her

      December 18, 2012 at 3:33 pm |
    • vashti

      This is so TRUE.........

      December 18, 2012 at 3:38 pm |
  429. bennett

    when will this kind of voilence stop, first columbie then kansa city now in connecticut and its little kindergardener lives not highschool or adults but KINDERGARDENERS!!!! i hope this happens to no one in the future.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
  430. Ayden

    I think it is just....bad that someone would do this to Kindergarteners amd 1st graders its just dumb of someone to do that hope familys can get some convidence again.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:02 pm |
  431. Morgan

    How can anybody do this to 20 children?It makes me sick to my stomach that somebody would kill people in a school.All my prayers will go to the families that were affected with the shooting.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
    • Gabbi

      I completely agree with you, I don't understand how he could live with himself, he should be glad he committed suicide because if he didn't, he would be in jail right now getting hurt real bad by other prisoners.

      December 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm |
  432. chrissy

    It is so sad that someone would think of doing anything so horrible. May God bless them and their families and all those who support.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
  433. anna

    what is america coming to and when is violence a lot of people are killed from violence like sandy hook.People should put a stop to it or at least try .Long live sandy hook

    December 17, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  434. Patrick

    ...People say they know how these people feel but in all honesty some don't and some never will, I myself do not know how it feels and I pray I never have to, I could not begin to imagine the pain of my little brother or Big sister dying prematurely, but i hope all who were directly affected by this can heal and realize that their children and the brave teachers are all in a better place.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
  435. brana

    I think it is really sad what happened. Being a teacher would make you have to make a tough decision. I'm proud of all of the teachers who were brave enough to sacrifice themselves for the children.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:41 pm |
    • Jamiah

      Everybody Should Be Safe At School

      December 18, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
    • Anna

      The teachers should be recognized and thanked by many of their brave actions. Their actions will be remembered by not one but many people who know them.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  436. Amira

    I would first like to start off by saying that all my prayers go out to the families of the Sandy Hook victims, they are gone but will never be forgotten. I just want to know why...why, why, why would this man kill 20 of the cutest little angels I've ever seen, they had thier entire lives ahead of them!! They were struck out in thier prime and it wasn't fair to them or thier families. The teachers had the rest of thier lives set ahead of them too, not all of them were all that old. Though i suppose everything happens for a reason so God took him to a much better place.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:55 pm |
  437. Brandon

    This is one of those freak things that happens, we just need to stay strong and pray for Newtown CT. Sandy Hook will always be in our hearts.

    December 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
    • TAYLOR

      My heart also goes out to the victims families and friends.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  438. Lauren

    CNN

    I first heard about this story in Instagram. I saw support photos and tags like #prayfornewtown #prayforconnecticut and #restinpeace. I had no idea what it was at first. I looked it up and immediately started crying. That easily could've been someone I know. It's not fair for people that young to have their whole lives ahead of them to have their lives snuffed out by a guy with a gun. The teachers who saved their students and sacrificed themselves didn't deserve to die like that either. My heart goes out to those affected by the Newtown shooting! <3

    December 17, 2012 at 6:03 pm |
  439. Mary

    How can people be so heartless? What has America come to? Rather shall I say what has the world come to. It's kind of scary to think that there are people in the world that would do something as crazy as taking a gun into a school full of 6 and 7 year olds. It's a sad day when parents can't even feel safe leaving their children at school. All I can think to do is to pray for all of the people it's affected and hope they will one day be able to heal from this situation. May God bless all of those killed in the shooting, along with their families and friends.

    December 17, 2012 at 6:05 pm |
    • Maddie

      I agree, Mary

      December 19, 2012 at 10:40 am |
  440. Elizabeth

    Why do we always know the name of the criminal, but barely recognize the names of the victims? Those criminals might see it as wonderful to commit something like this because they know they can be known forever as one of the worst people ever. We know the names of the 9/11 terrorists. But what about all of those killed? I don't think we should say that criminal's name ever. Never give them the satisfaction of being known by name and actions. We seem to be focused on the evil, rather than those poor poor victims. My goal is to be able to memorize those victims, instead of that cruel and malevolent murderer.

    December 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
  441. Emma

    What did the kids ever do to that man anyway? Killing sweet little kids is unacceptable! My thoughts go out to everyone affected by this horrible tragedy.

    December 17, 2012 at 6:08 pm |
    • TAYLOR

      Little kids shouldn't be killed by a man they did nothing to. I also fully agree that his actions were unacceptable an inappropriate.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Mariana

      He killed those kids because he was jealous that they had a mom and dad that were still together while his mom and dad were divorced.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm |
  442. Emma

    Why? Why would someone ever do that to these innocent children. All week everyone wear green and white to honor those that were affected by this tragedy. Those were their school colors.

    December 17, 2012 at 6:23 pm |
  443. Jacob

    America should create a bigger awareness to the mental health. America has made so many cuts to mental health and it is not guns that kill people, it is people who kill people..

    December 17, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
    • Stone

      I know its like people think guns control people and it isn't that way the people kill each other not just because they have a gun they could have a knife or a sword or anything! They still would kill people with it and it's just sad

      December 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
    • vashti

      I also think America should start waking up to reality.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
    • Jalyn

      Jacob your right people should give more money to mental awareness programs because they really need it and if they dont it increases the chance of something else similar to this event or a little less dramatic to happen.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
  444. Adriana

    Some people are saying that guns kill people, but its people that kill people. Our sorrow needs to go to the families who lost loved ones during this sickening event. God bless the teachers that gave their lives to protect others.

    December 17, 2012 at 6:39 pm |
    • Heidi

      Yes! the guns didn't kill, the people kill. After all, there were no guns involved in 9/11

      December 17, 2012 at 9:17 pm |
    • Nkem

      I completely agree.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • Anna

      It's the person who handles the gun that's at fault not the gun itself which is pretty much true since the gun can't control itself. You gave a very intelligent thought. One way our feelings can reach others is by gifts, letters, and telling them exactly how we feel and how sorry we are for them. You are a very thoughtful person Adriana.

      December 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
    • D'Andra

      i agree with you 100%

      December 18, 2012 at 3:30 pm |
    • Jalyn

      Adriana what you are saying is absolutely right. Some people are selfish and conceded and harm other people.

      December 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
    • Liam

      Sure, but if that person went in there with a club or a knife instead of a gun, many fewer people would have died. We need to increase gun control, because the fact of the matter is, guns are dangerous, and they can kill people.

      December 18, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
      • Maddie

        Agreed.

        December 19, 2012 at 10:39 am |
  445. Miranda

    Everytime I hear this story I cry. I'm not afraid to admit it. What happened to those children is terrible. I give full respect to every teacher who gave up their lives for their students. My prayers go out to each family involved with this tragedy.

    December 17, 2012 at 6:46 pm |
  446. Myah

    I've always considered my small town a place where everything is safe. But, i guess it's not always like that. I've realized that all my teachers would take their life for mine. But some students do not realize that. We need to show more appreciation to the people who are fulfilling our dreams and goals. We need to open our eyes and show respect. They love us, and deep inside we love them.
    Fly high beautiful Angels. You will be missed<3

    December 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
  447. Allyson

    I've been searching and searching of a way that I could possibly make this situation better, but I've realized that there really is no way to make a tragedy like this better. So many little children and adults died and they all still had so much to live for. We may all be sorry, but things like the shooting aren't just going to go away. People, like the shooter, are still out there and the sad part is we can't pick them out one by one, they're all over. It's sad but things like this happen. I know that I will be keeping the deceased and their families in my prayers and I hope that I can make a difference in this very tragic time.

    December 17, 2012 at 6:53 pm |
  448. Kaitlyn

    KEEP THOUGH OF THE TEACHER WHO SAVE[ KIDS LIFES] WHO STILL CAN GROW UP
    WHO CAN LIVE THERE LIFE

    December 17, 2012 at 7:00 pm |
  449. Sravya

    That is hurtful, why would the shooter even do this? Those angels deserve better, they did not do anything wrong. They went to school to learn.

    December 17, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  450. Cydney

    My deepest sympathy and love goes out to the people who have been affected by this tragedy. Probably no one can understand what went through the killer's mind as he committed those demented crimes. Some questions will go unanswered and we as a country have to come together to help these people.

    December 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm |
  451. Tyra

    So sad can we send letters to all the dear parents

    December 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm |
  452. Brittany

    I think that in order to protect the nations children...schools might need to get different security systems or practice drills more often, Now I am not saying that it will totally stop things like this but I am pretty sure that it woud probably help to prevent it! ;-)

    December 17, 2012 at 7:40 pm |
  453. Santiago

    to me this was so sad because why would somebody kill kids just because something might have been wrong with him.those inisent kids and teachers died for no reason.All my prayers to those who lost there lifes and God blessed there families.we are with you we are America and we stay and are strong for ever.

    December 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  454. llucas

    i dont know u kids but ilove u u did not deserve to die he was crule mean u r awsome brave i am stll in tears today u r in my prayers i love u u r brave love u

    December 17, 2012 at 7:56 pm |
  455. Andrea

    this was a tragedy we will never forget and my heart goes out to all of those In Conn. I hope that with this tragedy happening it opens up a new law on any type of weapon being bought legaly to any one not only by checking their background it should be stricter. we have had a lot of tragedies not as bad as this but of those involving a fire arm. any one that has the power to change a law should think about doing it. I know that school had its own security but it wasnt good enough to prevent this from happening I think security should also be on the list to accomplish in each and every school and a really good one too. R.I.P Teachers, Students, Principal – you will always be in our hearts.

    December 17, 2012 at 7:58 pm |
  456. Kaylee

    I cried in school when we watched this. It's sad that all those inocent people were killed. I cried again when I got home and my mom told me that one teacher heard the shooting, locked the kids in the closet, and when the guy came in she said they were at gym and got shot. My blessings go towards her because she risked her life to save her whole class.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:02 pm |
  457. Charlie

    These kids are innocent and never deserved such a thing. It is a shame that this happend.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm |
  458. Kaylee

    I found out that the guy that killed them all wanted to just kill his mom. I have a lot of questions in my head but the one that gets me is what did his mom do to him that made him want to kill her and those inocent 6 years olds?

    December 17, 2012 at 8:09 pm |
  459. Angela

    When I heard about what happened I was crushed I mean how can someone go through with shooting innocent little children and not think of it twice.I just hope that people will pray and hope for the best for all those families in need of help.My hopes go out to all those families who are in need of help.<3

    December 17, 2012 at 8:21 pm |
  460. Stephanie

    I can't believe that a human could go and shoot 20 children and 6 adults.I believe everything happens for a reason, but I can't see that reason yet. I'm sure almost everyone can't. Maybe it happened because it made everyone be more careful. Maybe it was a lesson that it was to teach us that sadly, you can't trust everyone. How could anyone kill someone! Let alone 26 people! I don't understand, and I never will!
    I watched the CNN Student News in class today and it nearly made me cry. After, my teacher gave a speech and then I cried. This is for every single teacher in the world: Thank you. Thank you for not only teaching us, giving us our education. But for coming to school knowing that if anything happens, you're going protecting us. That's an amazing, brave thing to do everyday. Thank you! Thank you so much! To those teachers in Conneticut who risked their lives for their students, what an amazing, wonderful, brave, couragous thing to do!
    My heart and prayers go out to all those who were affected in Conneticut. I think we all were, but you were affected the most. Stay strong!

    December 17, 2012 at 8:25 pm |
  461. Therese

    i did not know any of those kids in the shooting but now i feel as if i do when i wake up every morning i feel bad because of how much life could be ahead of those amazing children

    December 17, 2012 at 8:43 pm |
  462. Therese

    i think that the shooter should not have token his own life because he should have been put in a jail cell and sat there rotting like a dead horse. he should have been put to a life sentence if he was still here. he deserves it.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:46 pm |
  463. Maxine

    I feel really sad for those kids in the shooting.If I was one of the kids I would have protected the kids. I would have token my own life for those children

    December 17, 2012 at 8:51 pm |
  464. Libby

    The nation needs to stop worring about little things and step up and help all the families that were injured pysical and mentaly.

    December 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
  465. Heidi

    I can't believe that this keeps happening! The most important thing for all of us to do right now is pray. Pray for the children, pray for the teachers, pray for the loved ones, and pray for assurance from God. Our nation needs to take this tragedy as a wake-up call from God. We need to unite in prayer for the brave lost people.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:16 pm |
  466. Bailey

    Why would someone want to do that! I mean come on most of them were kindergardeners! That is one of the main things i don't get, you may get mad at someone sometime but to me killing someone is not an option. If I am remembering right Jesus said "let the little children come to me." Know they are hopefully safely up in Heaven with him.
    The victims and their families are in our prayers and god bless everyone!

    December 17, 2012 at 9:21 pm |
  467. Gabbi

    I don't think that it was very responsible for that man to go in there and shoot them, that was really messed up because they had their whole life ahead of them and if he was going to commit suicide, why did he have to kill 25 other people!?!? I pray for all the children's families and my heart goes out to all of the people hurting because of this terrible tragedy...

    December 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  468. Terra

    It is a terrible time when something like this happens my heart goes out to the victims and their family. Hopefully we will learn from this and schools will realize how essential good school security is. The victims were so young and are now little angels in heaven.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:32 pm |
  469. ethan

    I am sorry for all the kids lost, I hope the family's will recover from this terrible tragedy. I also hope that anyone never will have to go through this ever or for the family's that had someone lost that they never have to go through this ever again.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:33 pm |
  470. Ashley

    It is ironic that the ancient Celts believed shooting stars were omens, and a meteor shower took place before the shooting. America is still shocked by this event, and almost everybody will remember it till they die. Innocent children died on Friday, and innocent adults died to protect the children at Sandy Hook. How can someone be evil enough to look at the terrified eyes of a 6 or 7 year old and kill them? That man had to kill children who didn't do anything to him and were pretty much incapable of doing so! I hope families and friends of the victims will be able to get through Christmas without them. What is wrong with America? R.I.P. victims of the shooting. God Bless Sandy Hook.

    December 17, 2012 at 9:38 pm |
  471. Alissa

    My heart and prayers goes out to the families of lost ones and the community around them! As tragic as this was, remember to have hope and keep everyone's memories alive!!!

    December 17, 2012 at 9:44 pm |
  472. Eddie

    I see this as an oppertunity for our nation to come together to work out a cause as you see everyone is agreeing that this person has done wrong for once our country is coming together to support the ones who lost their lives

    December 17, 2012 at 10:04 pm |
  473. Brielle

    It just amazes me that people can do this kind of thing after the Holocaust. Was 11million people not enough for your satisfaction. Do you really need to kill? I am a Jew and proud. Are Jews killers? Christians? Whoever. The end of the world is coming due to the terrorists. They are so self centered that they will rid the world of everyone for their satisfaction. They care not for the world, just themselves. Clearly, they were harassed as kids. But is doing this really the punishment they deserve?

    December 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm |
  474. Nawaal

    I fell grace and mercy for all the kids who died on that friday. That is a day america will never forget, it was so important.I dont think there was much of a reason for the shooting but it happened in front of our eyes.Obama was right there are alot of mass murders esepically to kids! I give all my respect for the familys who lost a loved one.They hurt the most!
    The day i saw all that crying even from the president ,meant it was really important and it touched alot of people's hearts.I would understand if they didnt even care what the shooter had because he killed their loved ones.Alot of people say he had atisum but we might not know yet! I think that all schools should have massive security so this doesnt happen again. We all pray for all those angels who died that day!

    December 17, 2012 at 10:40 pm |
  475. Kaitlyn

    We watched your CNN and I was pleased to see someone devoted their time to this school. I could never imagine what it would be like to go pick up my sister from school and find out she would never go home. I wish to give a thousand prayers to each kid. It brought tears to my classes eyes to hear of this!. It helps people are noticing this and schools are responding.

    December 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm |
  476. Jasmine

    (Poem)
    When Everything Burnt Away
    When everthing burnt away,
    All that was left were the ashes
    And how cold they did feel.
    When everything burnt away,
    All that was left was the sorrow
    From the families left standing.
    When everything burnt away,
    All that was left was an empty feeling
    That could not be forgotten,
    But to foget would just be cruel.
    That's why we always remeber
    About our sadness and sorrow like this,
    So we can keep that perso alive forever,
    Even if they are long-gone-and-dead.
    Special Thanks:To honor those who had suffered from something they couldn't stop from happening. We can only pray now for those who had left this world, so thank you and goodnight. Live on forever.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:42 am |
  477. Alysha

    My heart goes to all the parents who had a loss and families that lost precious people. I think that the shooter could have been stopped he had been shown some love. Many people do things in order to get attention, parents give your kids the attention they need so they don't make mistakes that they or you will regret. These kids lives are in your hands, you choose how to mold them.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:10 am |
  478. Nathan

    This is so tragic. I'm so sad for all the parents,friends, and family members who had to see them go. At least they will be going to a better place now. I'm so sad. Everyone in Connecticut, I'm so sorry for your loss.

    December 18, 2012 at 8:59 am |
  479. dawson

    why do things like this happen

    December 18, 2012 at 9:23 am |
  480. justus

    why would someone have as cruel a heart as to take away these poor children's future, their dreams, and their lives. I apologize to all of the families who are going through this tough time. I cannot begin to feel their pain.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:25 am |
  481. miranda

    it is so sad i hope it never happens again i feel really bad for the familes of the kids .

    December 18, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  482. Jordan

    What I dont get is why he show those innocent people when he knew no one there?

    December 18, 2012 at 9:26 am |
  483. Autumn

    That man was a coward. He not only shot defensless children, he shot himself probably so he wouldn't face charges. I was so sad when I heard about this tragdey. I have two brothers, one is in first grade and the other is in fourth grade. I kept thinking about how this could have easily been them. It really makes appreciate your family and your friends.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:39 am |
  484. BLAKE

    My school has locked doors and only been taking ID's from parents to let them in. I think that all school'ss should do this. This will keep school's, students, and teachers safer.

    December 18, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  485. Mya

    I am feeling really horrible about what happened. It tears me to peices thinking about what happened. The kids and teachers who died didn't deserve to die they had so much ahead of them in their future

    December 18, 2012 at 11:30 am |
  486. Demetrius

    I think now a days we should be so vigilant about innocent children and were there at. Because of some guy making our country unsafe so he can become famous on TV and in the courtroom. I say if we just focus on the innocent lives that where taking from there loved one's not just because this guy what the world to look at him so he can feel good. Plus I got two little sibling who I'm very protective over them. Then, why should our culture beable to have guns for no reason that totally unsafe. I think we should hire police for every school so that's what I think.

    December 18, 2012 at 11:48 am |
  487. Saarah

    I feel sad but to protect our country some people should do something about guns

    December 18, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  488. Adriana

    Those children had Christmas presents sitting under their tree. They were waiting on Santa to come. But now they don't get to open their presents or live their life and grow up to be teenagers or adults. They won't get their lisence to drive. They won't get to for fill their lifes.I'm praying for those families in Connecticut. <3

    December 18, 2012 at 12:23 pm |
  489. Jacob

    This country has sufferd a tragety at Sandy Hook but we cannot fully stop these things from happening. But we can take all the precautions like upgrading school security and making people show ID when entering a school but even with these measures you can not predict when of if this could happen again. I think Sandy Hook did all it could with security.

    December 18, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  490. Stone

    I feel so sorry for those kids i mean they just saw some of their friends die I doubt this will go unnoticed in their lives i just wish i didn't end so tragically for everybody.
    Hope this sends a message that we need to protect the schools more then we do now

    December 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
  491. Jamiah

    wow im dissapointed with the days society i blame the government about what happened

    December 18, 2012 at 1:04 pm |
  492. gisel

    im so sorry for what happened i know that all those little angels are watching us from heaven all my prayers are with you and just know that everything will be ok just keep your faith up and stand strong for the people that need you now and at the end everything happens for a reason and to all the families that had lost love ones and the teachers that helped protect the students god bless you and my prayer are with you

    December 18, 2012 at 1:06 pm |
  493. Jessica

    1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: 2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot- Ecclesisates 3:1-2
    This is a portion of the Scripture shows us that even though these children were killed, it was their time. There is "a time to plant and a time to uproot". This shows that we reap what we sow. Adam Lanza sowed seeds of hatred and violence and reaped them by killing these little angles, his mother, adults, and himself. But this is not the time for us to do the same thing, to sow seeds of anger and hatred to the killer's family, but to sow seeds of love and friendship. After all,Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! Let us help the families who have lost their children and friends by being there for them because if we sow seeds of peace, love, and friendship now, we will sow these seeds in the future and they will last for generations to come. God bless you! :)

    December 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm |
  494. Zaire

    The killing not only hurt the people who lived there but also people around the world. U can't prepair for when a person is going to do these kind of things all you can do is just hope it doesn't happen. The people who died will be missed.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  495. Anna

    How can a man be so cruel as to kill innocent children, especially at such a young age?! It's not right or fair!
    I think some of the teachers who risked or gave their lives to protect the students were very brave. They are the heroes of their students and their parents. To me I think that they are the true heroes of that day, but this shouldn't be about heroism it's about the security for the children so this doesn't happen again. Children are born to live their lives and not be shot down by people and their selfish reasons. Every person who died there will be engraved in our heart forever. God Bless Those Children!

    December 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm |
  496. Nkem

    It is really sad that these little kids and teachers were not able to live a longer life. It is really a shame when a parent can't simply take their kids to school and be positive that they are coming back home. I wonder what the shooter was thinking when he did this. To have such anger or whatever the problem was to shoot sweet innocent children is crazy and to do it before Christmas! My heart goes out to the mourning parents and family who had their child taken away from them.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:24 pm |
  497. TAYLOR

    I would like to thank all the people who kept the little kids safe and i want to give my prayers to all the families that lost loved ones. I would also like say that we should have better protection in schools so this doesn't happen again.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:25 pm |
  498. Mariana

    I don't know how someone so cruel would do that to those poor innocent children. I hope that nothing like this should ever happen again. I also think it is amazing how some teachers risked their lives to save their students.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
  499. Jacob

    This just makes me sick im having a hard time getting over this and i did not know any of the kids

    December 18, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  500. Alyson

    This tragedy has affected many people,including me.The fact that this can happen is something I think that the nation needs to look in to together to keep this from happen.No parent or teacher should need to worry about their child or student.I just hope that everyone in Newtown,Connecticut is healing,because my thoughts and prayers go out to them and the families.Rest in peace to all the victims.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
  501. Alexander

    Well what i have to say about this is that is the people killing the people or the guns killing the people. With the government trying to take away guns how do we defend ourselves. My dad made a joke saying make sure my gun cabinet is locked, I hope my guns didn't go and kill anybody. We need to help the people who live there and had loved ones die. Especially the people that had husbands and wifes die. That is where we need to help and raise taxes and thats where the money should and hopefuuly go. Not to some dude who is to lazy to have a job and wastes the governments money

    December 18, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
  502. Madysen

    it is insane how people think that it is okay to do that to an elementary school. I am so upset that it happened. SO many futures ruined. They still had their whole life ahead of them to.

    December 18, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  503. Alexander

    hey people if fell so bad we need to get rid of the guns so that they will not hurt and do bad. I feel bad and im willing to not watch tv for a week and give the money to them. I may need a lot from the government but they need it more. God bless them and give them they're money!!!

    December 18, 2012 at 2:02 pm |
  504. AJ

    I think schools should be more cautious by having metal detectors and police officers. All of America will remember the angels that died.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:11 pm |
  505. Ryan

    i think at least have one trained person who is trained for shooting a gun or who knows how to fight off intruders. i just think schools should be more protected.

    December 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  506. Kailee

    I just wanted to say to all of the families who were impacted in this great tradgity, my thoughts and prayers are with you. God will be with you every step of the way. He does all things for a reason

    December 18, 2012 at 3:23 pm |
  507. Dani

    I think that everyting happens but this is way uniceptable, GO IN A HOLE MURDERERS!!!!. We should comfort the victims and prevent this from happening again.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  508. Anonymous

    I think what that man did was horrible,and killing yourself after a mass murder like that is a coward move to make instead of facing the results. Barack Obama produced a good speech and his speech was powering

    December 18, 2012 at 3:34 pm |
  509. Anonymous

    I think what that man did was horrible,and killing yourself after a mass murder like that is a coward move to make instead of facing the results. President Obama's speech was powering and helped a lot of people understand what really happened.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:35 pm |
  510. vashti

    I think what that man did was horrible,and killing yourself after a mass murder like that is a coward move to make instead of facing the results. President Obama's speech was powering and helped a lot of people understand what really happened.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:36 pm |
  511. Emily

    This is a heart break. My school is doing what we can to help out with Sandy Hook. We all signed a banner in support. we also wrote letters. This is a tragedy that one would ever think about doing this. Now lots of people are doing crazy things. My prayers and confederation is to the family's. Never forgotten 12-15-12

    December 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  512. Eric

    I don't think the major problem is assault weapons. I think it is the violent video games. I am a fan of these games myself, but since these shooter games have came out, there have been more incidents of shootings occuring. I dont think that just because you play violent video games you will shoot someone in reality, I think it is when you connect too much to it and when you don't have any other interests but shooting people in games that it is more of a possibility. I think something should be done about violent video games, or more parents should be aware of this matter. I also don't see the point in owning an assault weapon unless you would want to kill people. I have mixed feelings on this topic, but I can definitely speak for myself and others when I say that my heart goes out to the families who were victims of this shooting.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:39 pm |
  513. Jalyn

    I feel that the president gave a marvelous speech to the nation about this terrible incident. I also feel that schools all around america should be protected with high security because this could happen to anyone or any school and we can not afford to have another incident like this.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:42 pm |
    • Mrs. Webb

      Such beautiful lives cut short. May all their souls rest in peace.

      December 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  514. Erica

    I feel as though the president gave a good speech to the nation about the horrible event that occurred .We has other people should see if we could help out to keep our self safe as well as others in schools around the nation so there won't have to witness another catastrophic event.

    December 18, 2012 at 3:44 pm |
  515. Anonymous

    We need armed guards at all schools, we need this to be stopped as soon as anyone threatening approaches. But honestly, even if you take away all weapons and defend every school, Evil will find a way to be dealt, we need a way to stop innocent children from being attacked. I think guards would be able to stop a threat as soon as possible

    December 18, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
  516. Liam

    We need to make it EASY to get mental health care, and HARD to get a gun... not the other way around.

    December 18, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
    • Maddie

      I agree. This has gone too far.

      December 19, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  517. Alexis

    i think that the guns we use today should only be used in the military, or other needed jobs, or you should have a permit on your record that you can have a gun with you.

    December 18, 2012 at 5:17 pm |
  518. Macey

    how could a human being look at such a beautiful little angel and yet still pull a trigger

    December 18, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
    • Maddie

      I know right?!

      December 19, 2012 at 10:37 am |
  519. Adreonna

    Here's one thing that I am concerned about, why would someone so cruel shoot 20 innocent young children? Most of the children were 5-8 yrs old! I don't get it.

    December 18, 2012 at 5:42 pm |
    • Adreonna

      Plus the thing that upsets me is that the 20 children won't be able to have Christmas with their family

      December 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  520. Madison

    This situation is heartbreaking and sickening. A little kid gets scared of the dark so easily and says things like "I want my mommy" how could a guy with a loud scary gun look into the little eyes of a 5/6 year old and pull the trigger so easily? Whether crazy or not this guy was just consumed in evil. It's sickening.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:19 pm |
  521. Alexis

    It is a tragic day for all of America when innocent lives are taken from us.We strive together as a nation in time of grief and agony. It is horrible that this has happened. But we shall remain as one nation.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:30 pm |
  522. Marley

    I have a younger sister that i love very much and couldn't bare anything happen to her. I cant even imagine what the older and younger siblings, let alone the parents are going through. to take an innocent child's life is monstrous. i can't imagine the pain they are going through. God bless them all.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:37 pm |
    • Ashna

      I also have a little sister, she is the same age as the poor kids who passed away. I can understand that you would feel that way. If anything like that ever happened to her, I don't know how I could live with it. Sandy Hook is in my prayers.

      December 19, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
  523. Pierre

    It is sad that a 20 year old would do this to 26 innocent people after takeing his own MOTHERS LIFE!!!! I think he needed a friend or to let his anger out on paper.

    December 18, 2012 at 6:56 pm |
  524. Alexis

    If innocent children aren't safe at school, then are we really safe anywhere? I cannot fathom how anyone could look at a room full of defenseless children and pull the trigger. My heart and prayers go out to the families, friends, and fellow teachers of those killed and for the community as a whole.

    December 18, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
  525. Taylor

    I am around kids that same age everyday and now I look them and think about how scared those kindergartners were. No one should have to go through what they and their families have. I think we need to work hard as a nation to better control guns and mental health patients.

    December 18, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  526. Jimsond

    We should allow teachers to have pistols or small weapons in their desks in case incidents like this happen, for self defense. If you think about if we did, would all of these children been killed, or as many?

    December 18, 2012 at 7:29 pm |
  527. Angeleena

    I think it was a very horrible thing... It's sad that it was even thought of.. First of all we need better protection in America's schools, and we need people to help others who are in depression out. If not, it could lead to this kind of thing. I am deeply sorry for families and victims, may they forever rest in peace.

    December 18, 2012 at 7:31 pm |
  528. Will

    The question is what can we do? It seems to me that everyone has their own solution, but some people are leaning to the side of banning guns. But you can because it was the person who made the choice of pulling the trigger, guns dont make their own decisions, what or who to kill. I think that we should be more aware as a society to not let guns get in to the hands of thoose with bad intentions. Also we should look into getting someone like an armed police officer in the schools. I am an avid hunter, and i like to target shoot, it is our right to own them. So as Americans we should think of the bigger picture in realizing that we are not at fault for this shooting but it now needs to be our responsibilty to make sure this doesn't happen again. Because owning arms is our responsibilty, and right with that we need to do are part and make sure that nothing ever happens again like this, I personallly dont understand what had gone threw this mans mind, we must remember that GOD has a plan for all of us, I am not saying in any sort of the imagination that it was his fault but now the 21 Angels have taken their seat in Heaven to guide and protect us on Earth.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm |
  529. Blake

    Friday will never be explained, those angels had no right to die at the age they were at. I extend my deepest sympathy to the familys of the lost love ones.

    December 18, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
  530. Sara

    We are all in shock. I can't believe that someone would have the nerves to go into a school and shoot so many people. It is just unbelievable.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:15 pm |
  531. Angela

    I just want all you people put there to know that you are all looking at this only one way. This might be a tragedy for the families involved, but also it is a miracle. Look around at the coverage about the Sandy Hook Elementry shooting. Do you see all the support and coming together that this has allowed us to do. We now apprieccate our teachers and our life's because of this shooting! We have learned from this!!  It may have taken 27 lives for people to realize how much these things matter to us but really it is a small price to pay! Also did you guys really think about Adam? Did you think about what happened to cause him to do this? He had a personality disorder, a mother to speak for him, and no interaction with others when he was young!! Think about what made him do this and what happened that day. Think before you agree that this whole thing should never have happened, or before you judge him when you don't know him!! Think! You might think he is a horrible person who killed 26 people, when he might have a person blinded by someone else's stupidity, or a man that was bullied his whole life, or a man that really was horrible! Even of he was horrible, don't judge him if you don't know him!

    December 18, 2012 at 10:16 pm |
  532. Sara

    And take such young people's lives away? What kind of a country are we? We have so much freedom, rights, passion, and opportunity, yet so many people are shot and killed each day.

    December 18, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
  533. Charles

    Wow, i can`t believe someone could do this. I`m from Michigan and everyone that i know has been affected from this shooting even i am to... I wish this would of never happened, I am praying for those familys that lost there loved ones... Please lets hope nothing like this ever happens again....! My prayers go out to everyone out there...

    December 18, 2012 at 11:45 pm |
  534. Jenna

    People need to stop putting all their focus on gun control. Stricter laws could possibly help but people will find a way to hurt other if that is their mission. In order to prevent these attacks we need to focus on mental illnesses and help people likel the shooter before they act out in ways such as this.

    December 19, 2012 at 8:16 am |
  535. chandler

    why did he have to hit sandy hook elementry school .I FEEL BAD FOR THE CHILDS MOM OR DAD WHO GOT THEM CHRISMAS PRESANTS

    December 19, 2012 at 8:55 am |
  536. Alexis

    Even though it would cost money I think that it should be mandatory that ALL schools have medal detectors at main entrances.

    December 19, 2012 at 10:35 am |
  537. Maddie

    The poor little kids. All this gun business has gone to far.

    December 19, 2012 at 10:38 am |
    • xzavier

      i agree 100%

      December 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm |
  538. Abdirahman

    GOD BLESS AMERICA!

    December 19, 2012 at 10:45 am |
  539. Marissa

    I think thats its really sad what had happen in newtown sandy hook elementry never forget this
    may the little angels be remembered

    December 19, 2012 at 11:49 am |
  540. Marissa

    I am so very sadden with the death of all those kids and knowing my friend lost her cousin.

    December 19, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  541. Taylor

    i am so sadden for athe death of my cousin. I think that people should help us make a better enviroment for our nation. I am so sorry for those parents who went out to get those kids presents and the little ones dont even get to see Christmas. i also want to say Vanessa Soto i love you so very much and i will miss you cuousin. I sure hope that things do get better. And knowing that the rest of my cousins are safe as can be.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  542. Emile

    20 parents bot presents for their kids. Some put them under their christmas tree already. On Friday December 14 they took their kids to school, but the kids never came back. Brothers and Sisters lost their loved ones. Guns are going into the hands of the wrongs people. This Christmas is ruined for so many families... Every Christmas they will know that their kid died right be for a jolly holiday that they have been always talking about for a long time. It would be something that you never get over.

    December 19, 2012 at 12:06 pm |
  543. Unknown

    You should have a document from the government to be able to buy a gun(any kind)

    December 19, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
  544. Ashna

    My heart goes out to the community of Newtown, CT. This incident makes me feel terrible. I cannot imagine how terrible Sandy Hook students and staff must be feeling right now. I am constantly praying for them. Now we all appreciate our teachers and peers so much – unfortunately, it took 27 deaths. This really is uncalled for. RIP.

    December 19, 2012 at 4:47 pm |
  545. xzavier

    no one in their right mind would want to kill little 4 5 6 year olds Lord Bless Those Families That Lost Those Little ANGELS

    December 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm |
  546. Katie

    I dont think any person on this earth no matter what is wrong with them has the right to shot someone. I COULD NEVER LOOK AT A CHILD AND JUST SHOT THEM. I mean lets think about that. If you could pause and say a quick prayer now and every night for the ones who died and their families.

    December 19, 2012 at 5:25 pm |
  547. Nicole

    I am really sorry for the parents that have to go through this. It't not fair, right, or even makes sense how someone could think this way. Bless the children, and parents.

    December 19, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
  548. Grace

    I think that adding more guns to the situation wouldn't help anything. It's not the guns that fire one bullet at a time that are causing the masacares. The guns that fire multiple bullets per second are the most harmful guns, they need to be banned from the public. I get how people would want to fight back but why add more when you can just stop it from happening all together?

    December 19, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
  549. Enya

    I think there should be more secutity cameras through out the new school they're going to for now on and that there should be 1 or 2 school police at not just that school but all schools in America. There should be special docters to help the children with those kinds of problems so this wont happen again.

    December 20, 2012 at 9:12 am |
  550. Alanis

    My Mom and I were so, sad about what happened. We both cried for all of those children and adults that had died. My Mother said she was so thankful, and happy that , that didnt happen to me at my school or the staff and students . Also my little cousin's school. I think the death of those children and adults we always stay in my heart, and others. I hope and pray for the parents that lost their children and the, for the children that lost their parents

    December 20, 2012 at 9:22 am |
  551. Jade

    I think that the incident in Connectict is so sad. That a 20 year old man killed his mother and 20 of them childern, 6 of good working parents. I know he had issues.Now 20 families dont have a child to hold.1 family dont have a mother to go to. That is so sad.

    December 20, 2012 at 9:36 am |
  552. Kylah

    I think that it was a horrific traegdy that men had that type of motive to go into a SCHOOL building to kill 20 children with out any type of worries about how those children PARENTS felt after they found out there children were gone, not able to cope about there loss , SIX ADULTS that risked there lives trying to save those children all we can do is thank them.Young children BEING RAISED TO BE ADULTS.

    December 20, 2012 at 9:54 am |
  553. Demetria

    I think its sad that man had killed all of those students and teachers thats very sad what did the students do to him when did they ever hurt him. IN PLEASE TELL ME WHY HE DIDNT SHED A TEAR AT ALL.I know i did shed alot of tears i think everyone did .Because if it was one of my members i whould shed more.

    December 20, 2012 at 10:08 am |
  554. Anonymous

    i think we should have a safty patrol at every school in the united states. i think this would keep our schools more safe.

    December 20, 2012 at 10:53 am |
  555. edgar

    evry door should close at 9:00a.m.

    December 20, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  556. Eliel

    i think we should keep a safty patrol at evry school in the united dtates. i think this would keep us more safe.

    December 20, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  557. ruby

    i think we should have like a lock in order to get inside the school also they should lock all doors when school begins.

    December 20, 2012 at 10:54 am |
  558. latira

    It upset My mother that alot of children were murdered.My mother said she could only imagine the pain the parents are feeling. My mother thinks the murderer is a coward for killing the children and taking his own life.If the murderer was still alive My mom would think he deserved a death penalty.

    December 20, 2012 at 11:08 am |
  559. Hayden

    My thoughts on the Connecticut shooting in sandy hook elementary school, are that school security should be improved, but I do not think teachers should carry fire arms because it can make the children think it is ok to carry guns around when they grow up.
    I also think that there should be very very very cheap psychiatric help available to people.

    December 20, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  560. Hellena

    I'm from Minnesota. Even though nothing happened to my family, I'm still completely touched by all of these actions that have happened. I want all families who are part of this horrible tragic to know your love ones wil be okay, they are at a better place, our father will keep them safe. I pray for all those families, and that your loved ones will rest in peace. God bless all of!

    December 20, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  561. Kavon

    Well ,I think this whole thing about this guy killing all these kids and 6 adult was out of hand and also i think that theres no explanation for his actions people may say oh he was going threw something NO he killed them kids and i think its wrong and somewhat he deserve to die.

    December 20, 2012 at 11:38 am |
  562. mikaila

    the school shooting makes me realize what our geration is becoming and that the victims need more help on getting through this to keep their sanity than most of us who have lost an aunt or uncle, no one should have to lose their baby boy/girl...my heart goes out to the ones who lost their babies

    December 20, 2012 at 11:54 am |
  563. Thanya

    that is so sad
    becuse like how can you take someone life like that omg pord kid im so sad abut this and but that boy hurt a lot of familys and i yest want to say that god bless every one and they are on a better life
    good bless every one

    December 20, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  564. Sierra

    all my wishes and prayers go to the 26 angels that have left newtown and that are now in heaven.

    December 20, 2012 at 11:57 am |
  565. bayron

    i know how it feel i been losing lot of people and friends...the pain from that shooting is undiscribeble people cant understand and i know how to miss some one you love till you say "i love you" but now who will you say it to?

    December 20, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  566. Miranda

    I feel very sad. Seeing the loss that the parents have to face is terrible. Those kids did nothing to deserve that. I don't think they should outlaw guns. It is our right. We need to focus on mental health. People will die no matter what. My prayers go to all the kids that died in New Town.

    December 20, 2012 at 11:58 am |
  567. nacovia

    I think its so sad what happened to the little kids and to their families. How can someone take a little child life. I can imagine what the families are going through. I know how it feels to lose someone you really care about and it hurts. Its so sad 20 kids died and 6 teachers died protecting the kids.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:00 pm |
  568. Marco

    IT brakes my heart to know that someone lost their little angel will not be coming home any more. Their is no exuse for what this hearless monster did what a teribale person heartless.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  569. Niajah

    I feel as if I'm the only person who wants to pray for the shooters family. Imagine what their going through. Imagine that someone in your family, your mother, father, sister, anyone did something crazy, and killed innocent children. Would you wany everyone talking about that person? Saying that they were worthless, and insane? I didn't think so.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  570. Breigh

    Its so sad. I cannot believe somebody would do that do all of those innocent children. He was extra creepy. When i see his picture, or see his name it makes me sick. He is a very disturbing individual. I feel so bad for those families that are without there children..RIP to all the people who died in this tragedy..<3 what kind of sick perosn would do that?? I shed some tears, even though i don't have a child..(:

    December 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  571. D'erika

    Just thinking about how many families as suffered because they have lost a family memeber from this terrible shooting makes me feel so bad. Knowning that someone would just be willing to take someones life for no reason is just insane. My prayers go out to all the families that has suffered a lost in the family.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:01 pm |
  572. Cameron

    This is very sad, he took the lives of innocent children that did what to him? I pray for his and the families that has had to deal with the struggle of waking up and looking at there childrens empty room. This christmas, if only santa could bring these kids lives back to these wonderful familes.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:04 pm |
  573. Diana

    I think schools should do a lot of practice drills for shooting, so in case if a shooter comes or it will happen like the massacre at Sandy Hook. I also think parents and teachers should talk to either to there children and their students about it.

    December 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • Kasey

      I agree with you Diana

      December 20, 2012 at 12:58 pm |
  574. Marlys

    On November 18, 2012 our town NewTown , ND suffered the shooting of three children and thier grandmother by someone with a rifle. He was having problems and difficult. So when we were dealing with our loss still, Newtown, CT happened and it all came back. Losing these children is very hard on all. And this morning we just finished a hostage situation after 30 hours. Meth being involved in both incidents with the gunmen. This is a small town on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation which has been invaded by the oil boom bringing crime amongst other problems. Infact our school kids are sending sympathy cards to Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT. from New Town, ND. We had just gone thru what they are going through now. :(

    December 20, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  575. Eleli

    Those innocent kids must have been a scared . Who looks into a child's eyes and shoots them .

    December 20, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  576. Karen

    This is really sad, 20 kids were lost not even having the chance of thier first anything. Six teachers, risking their lives for kids that werent even theirs but still they wanted to save them. Even if that meant loosing their life.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  577. Kimberly

    I don't understand why the gunman would do this, but I think that if he was still alive, he should have recieved the death penalty. I cried a bit when I saw a video at school showing some of the children's lives, they all looked like wonderful kids. I hope something this bad never happens again.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  578. Robert

    I Feel So Horrible For The Kids And Parents Who Dont Get To Enjoy This Christmas And Be Apart Of The 2013 Year It's So Awful That A Human Can Watch Little Boys & Girls Suffer Like That Its Getting Worser And Worser Wonder What The Future Will Be Like For My Kids One Love R.I.P SANDY Gone But Not Forgotten

    December 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  579. Clarissa

    I think that this is extreamlly sad. None of those kids or people deserved what happened to them.
    I feel so much sorrow for all the families having to deal with so much grief.
    The worst part about this is that it happened before christmas, its just horrible.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:33 pm |
  580. michael

    what happend to this kids is so sad and depressing i wish the best to the family's god bless them.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  581. Jocelyn

    this made me feel very sad because i have i little brother and i would it like that to happpen.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:34 pm |
  582. Jordon

    This event made me really upset all pf the lives lost and everyone grieveing is terrible. At first it diidn't really hit me until my little brother had said he was scared to go to school, he's 11 and has autism so it made me feel horrible afterwards. I sat down and explained to him what had happened and helped him realize it was rare such a thing occured. Even if he's never met any of the kids he feels terrible and acts as if they were going to his school. I think that things like this make a huge impact on everyone and it can be prevented we just have to take the steps to do so.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  583. Laura

    Considering my little brother is 6, turning 7 next month, and is currently in 1st grade... It brought me to tears... Recently I found out his mother didn't work at the school. Therefore, he basically picked a random school, and even worse a young grade. I will always keep these families in my thoughts and prayers, because I know I would want people to give my family and I some sympathy if it were my little brothers school. If he was bullied– if that's true, then that's another reason why we should really stop bullying our peers.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  584. Isaiah

    may god be with all the familys that lost a love one in this shooting. we want them to know know the world is sorry to hear a that like this. thanks to the teacher theat save the class of stundtes.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  585. Maranda

    This is the saddest thing to ever happen. 20 innocent kids, and 6 amazing teachers all with beautiful lives ahead of them, God bless every one who was killed or even effected at all.
    My heart goes to all those families who lost a child, and every other child who has expirenced the worst. I think every one in the world is heart broken.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  586. Johnny

    God bless all of the kids and teacher. God have a better places for them and to live with him. Thank You God for your loneliness

    December 20, 2012 at 2:36 pm |
  587. karen

    this is a sad event that motivated everyone, People from different states cryed too when they didnt even know them. I am sad because they didnt get to see what life is about. I have a 8 year old sister and it would break my heart if i heard she wasnt going to be in my life, i wouldnt see life in color like i do now with her. But i think they should regulate fire arm laws because it would save many lifes if they do and it would be away to stop massacres like this. Im sorry for those mothers and fathers that were trying to prepare them for their own carrers. But i think it was very smart for the teachers who died to put them in cabinets and everything. rest in peace.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
  588. maria

    I think its very sad that a man could kill all those inocent childern and the teachers. How could he do this. Victoria Soto was a true hero for saving all her students.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
  589. angel

    i feel so bad for these people who lost there lives and there familys but there in a better place now where no one can hert them they will all be in my prayers

    December 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
  590. josh

    kids that are in their young years, growing to face happiness and challenges.To see christmas just some days away were unecessary killled.20 in number and the person responsible does not feel anything about it at all?

    December 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
  591. Kaitlyn

    Its sad that 20 poor inesent kids had their lives tooken at such an early age. They had their whole lives ahead of them, getting money from the Toothfairy, waking up on Christman morning in their pj's opening up presents in full excitement, go easter egg hunting, crawl in their parents bed when the monsters in their closets would scare them, dressing up on Halloween and get candy. Its such a greif that God has brought them home so early in life. The familes of the lost presious kids just have to know that everything has happened for a reason, and that their kids are in a wonderful place. "Trust in the Lord, for he is while you." I'm praying for the families and know my heart goes out to y'all. God Bless<3

    December 20, 2012 at 2:47 pm |
  592. Adlen

    When i found out about the teachers that lost there lives I almost broke out in tears, these teachers that risked there lives for these children are heroes knowing that they have family's of there own they steel made the sacrifice for the kids and for that they are heroes not only heros but angels and I know now they are in a better place now, so my preyers go out to the family's that lost there loved ones and god bless.

    December 20, 2012 at 2:48 pm |
  593. Chanayia

    I think those children didn't deserve to die,those little babies didn't even get the chance to graduate elementary school.All my prayers go to the lost ones families ,may ney town recover from this tragedy.):

    December 20, 2012 at 3:05 pm |
  594. Enzo

    I think that they should put a alarmed in the school and have security

    December 20, 2012 at 3:20 pm |
  595. Tyler

    I think this is very tragic. I wonder if the shooter thought what he would gain from the shooting. I hope new town can pull together and help each other with this.

    December 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm |