Twenty-six people -- 20 students and six adults -- were shot and killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14. A slight majority of Americans favor major restrictions on guns: 52%, up 5 points from a survey taken in August after the July shooting inside a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where 12 … Updated 12:19 AM EST, Sat December 15, 2012 Story highlights. According to … It was the deadliest primary or secondary school shooting, the third-deadliest mass shooting by a single person, and one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.. Connecticut State Police walk near the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Background. Initial response The Lede provided live coverage of the aftermath of the attack that left 20 children and six staff members dead. December 15, 2012 8:12 am December 15, 2012 8:12 am. Sandy Hook shooting: What happened? FULL COVERAGE:Connecticut school shooting. More details emerged Saturday about the victims, including heroic acts by teachers during the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., as my colleagues report. : If the death toll is officially confirmed, Newtown would instantly become the most deadly K-12 shooting in history, surpassing the 15 killed at Columbine High School in 1999. 1:20 p.m. : State police sent a “platoon of troops” to the scene at about 9:41 a.m., according to Lt. Paul Vance, spokesman for Connecticut State Police. The shooting occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, about 12 miles east of Danbury. 12/14/2012 10:28 am ET Updated Dec 16, 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting: Newtown, Connecticut Administrators, Students Among Victims, Reports Say Authorities in Connecticut responded to a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Friday morning, the local NBC station reports. December 16, 2012 Source The White House President Obama speaks at Newtown High School in Newtown, Connecticut during an interfaith prayer vigil after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. On December 14, 2012, twenty children and seven adults were murdered at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In Washington, a visibly shaken President Obama, wiping away tears, said he was "heartbroken." A woman holds a child as people line up to enter the Newtown Methodist Church near the the scene of an elementary school shooting on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. Sandy Hook school shooting On December 14, 2012, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut , Adam Lanza kills 20 first graders and six school …