Of­fi­cials un­sure of school re­open­ing

Am­mu­ni­tion

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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.

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