A gunman killed 20 children and six adults at an elementary school. He also killed his mother and himself Friday morning.
Here are some of their stories:
- Sandy Hook Elementary School's principal is being remembered as warm and selfless.
- The community is described as being in "sheer shock."
- The town's religious leaders are holding special services.
President Barack Obama spoke about the shooting but cut his remarks short as he fought back tears.
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Schools in Northampton and Lehigh counties held "active shooter" drills earlier this year to be prepared for such a horrific rampage. Parkland School District even had a scare in September when a teacher saw a student who looked like he might be a gunman.