Officials unsure of school reopening
during the second classroom episode that he heard responders coming and apparently at that decided to take his own life,” Malloy said on ABC’s “This Week.”
Authorities said they found hundreds of unused bullets at the school, which enrolled about 670 students.
“There was a lot of ammo, a lot of clips,” state police Lt. Paul Vance said. “Certainly a lot of lives were potentially saved.”
The chief medical examiner has said the ammunition was the type designed to break up inside a victim’s body and inflict maximum damage, tearing apart bone and tissue.
The rifle used was a Bushmaster .223-caliber, a civilian version of the military’s M-16 and a model commonly seen at marksmanship competitions. It’s similar to the weapon used in the 2002 sniper killings in the Washington, D.C., area and in a recent shopping mall shooting in Oregon.
By late afternoon, President Barack Obama arrived to console families and speak at a vigil in memory of the 26 teachers and children who were killed in the
Eric Mueller, a high school art teacher, places wooden angels in front of his home Sunday in the Sandy Hook area of Newtown, Conn. Each angel represents a victim of the school massacre.