The friend confided to People Magazine:
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Terrible beyond words.
A shooting has been reported at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Ambulances are rushing three victims to hospital. The identity of the victims and the severity of their injuries have not been released.
Currently the Connecticut State Police, local police and fire department officials are on the scene evacuating the school.
That's all the information we have now. We'll keep you updated on this tragic, tragic story as it develops.
For now, keep the staff and students at Sandy Hook in your thoughts. They are certainly in ours!
UPDATE: Authorities have confirmed that the shooter (an adult) is dead. Two handguns were recovered at the scene.
We also have confirmation that one victim is a teacher who was shot in the foot.
A parent Sandy Hook has spoken with a local news station, and says the Principal of the school was shot. The parent says her daughter heard many shots, "too many to count."
[Image via NewtownBee.com]