Connecticut School Shooting

MSNBC is reporting that there are twenty six people are dead -- eighteen children and eight adults. The Atlantic Wire is updating the story.



Eighteen children were killed on Friday morning in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, according to a person who had been briefed on the shooting. Another law enforcement official said preliminary reports suggested there could be as many as 20 fatalities.

UPDATE: I think everyone should read this post from Jim Fallows. 

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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