A coward cloaked in black, a teachers son stalked the halls of a elementary school in Conn. this morning armed with two handguns taking a total of 27 souls including his own mother and 18 children. The gunman, identified as Ryan Lanza, 24, also was found dead at the scene. Lanza's mother is a kindergarten teacher at the Newtown school, and it's inside her classroom where most of the casualties took place.

Some young survivors, all under age 10, described the terror of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, and a massive police response that included SWAT officers going room to room to search for victims. Authorities in the small community 60 miles from New York City were alerted to the madness by a 911 call around 9:30 a.m. and then reached out to state police and neighboring police departments for help.

Parent Stephen Delgiadice, whose 8-year-old daughter was not hurt, said he never could have imagined such bloodshed in the quiet town, where the police force has only three detectives.

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