On December 14, 2012, a 20-year-old gunman killed 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton, Connecticut. Of those killed, twenty were children between six and seven years old.
The deadliest mass shooting in an Elementary School in the US took place on December 14, 2012. The killing spree began when the shooter( xxxxx) shot and killed his mother in her bed. He then took her Bushmaster rifle and ten magazines, each with 30 bullets, and drove to Sandy Hook Elementary School in his mother's car. She shot out the glass near a locked entrance to the school and shot Principal Dawn Hochsprung and school psychologist Mary Sherlach. After failing to find anyone in the school office, Lanza entered a first-grade classroom, where all the children were hiding in the back of the room in the bathroom. Rousseau, Rachel D'Avino (a behavioral therapist and fifteen students in Rousseau's class were all killed by the shooter. One girl who survived by playing dead later said to her mother, "I am okay, but all my friends are dead."
The shooter then entered another classroom and killed five kids and two teachers.
The shooting spree ended whenthe shooter committed suicide by shooting himself in the head.
No reason was ever found for the shootings, other than that the shooter was obsessed with school shootings and was a troubled youth. He went to the school. The school was closed after the attack and was eventually demolished.
The shooting ignited a debate about gun control, many initially believing that the killing of children might change some minds, but the Republican staunch opposition to any gun control legislation blocked any action.s