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Top 9@9 for December 14, 2012 (Connecticut Shooting)

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1. Police say a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children, blasting his way through the building as young students cowered helplessly in classrooms. The gunman was also found dead at the scene. Another adult was found dead at a different scene.

2. The shooter is being identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza. His mother worked at the school and is presumed dead.

3. Investigators searched a New Jersey Apartment they believe is the home of the suspected shooter's brother.

4. Parents are describing the terror they faced as they raced to the school that was the scene of today's deadly shooting, hoping to find their children safe. One man says his 6-year-old son saw the gunman burst into his classroom and shoot the teacher.

5. "very very scary, very small community. I'm like scared to find out who passed away because I feel like I've seen them, or the parents, so it's scary still now," says a community member.

6. "As a country, we have been through this too many times, whether it is an elementary school in Newtown or a shopping mall in Oregon or a temple in Wisconsin or a movie theater in Aurora or a street corner in Chicago, these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods and these children are our children," says President Barack Obama.

7. President Barack Obama ordered flags at the White House, public buildings, grounds and military facilities to be flown at half-staff in the wake of the mass shooting.

8. A Tennessee Valley counselor says parents can't ignore the tragedy in Connecticut. But, should remind their kids that schools put a lot of effort into making classrooms safe.

9. Crisis Services of North Alabama is offering a help line for anyone who feels they may need to talk in the wake of today's shooting in Connecticut. Trained crisis counselors are available at 256-716-1000.

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