Newtown, CT -- A total of 20 students, between the ages of 5 and 10-years-old are dead. This, after a gunman shot 27 people inside Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT.
"I saw some of the bullets going past the hall that I was right next to. And then a teacher pulled me into her classroom," said a Sandy Hook Elementary school student.
As the students evacuated the school, many of them were told by police officers to cover their eyes.
According to reports from the scene, once every student was accounted for, the governor of Connecticut told them, if they had not been reunited with their kids, they wouldn't be.
Along with the 20 students who were killed, the shooter also killed six adults and injured another before turning the gun on himself Friday, according to police.
"My kids are asking when is it going to happen again? It was only a week ago we were talking about this type of situation and I said the chances of it happening are one in a zillion at Sandy Hook. I was wrong about that," said a concerned Newtown father.
"Dawn, the principal at Sandy Hook, I had dinner with her last spring. She's exciting, she was exuberant, she was just an incredible educator, and to lose somebody like that in our district, you know...it's sad," said a Newtown resident.
As of Friday evening, three out of the six adult victims had been identified.
Sandy Hook Elementary Principal Dawn Hochsprung was shot as she ran out of a meeting.
Police believe the shooter, Adam Lanza, shot his mother Nancy at her home.
The third victim was the school psychologist.
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