(AP) Schoolchildren and their parents are describing the scene at a Connecticut elementary school today, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets.
Shots rang through the building, as a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children.
One man says his 6-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher. He says his son "grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door.''
The father of one 7-year-old says the boy heard a noise that sounded like "cans falling.'' A teacher went out to check on the noise, came back in, locked the door, and had the kids huddle in the corner until police arrived.
A teenager who rushed to the school to check on his sister, after hearing the gunfire from his nearby home, says the 9-year-old girl had heard a scream come over the intercom at one point.
As they left the school, the children -- some crying, others looking frightened -- were told by police to close their eyes, so they wouldn't see the carnage around them.
by Mike Colón email@example.com Two women are facing charges of election misconduct in Muscatine County. The Iowa Secretary of State's Office says that Mayra Lopez Morales and Sylvia Rada registeredMore >>
Charges filed against two Muscatine women who allegedly voted despite not being citizensMore >>
by CBS4 Newsroom firstname.lastname@example.org (AP) The U.S. Coast Guard says a partially sunken towboat is ready to be raised from the Mississippi River at LeClaire two weeks after it hit something in the riverMore >>
Crews hope to have towboat out of the water by this afternoonMore >>
by Mike Colón email@example.com Demolition of Audubon School in Rock Island began this morning. The former elementary school has sat vacant for three years while the school board worked to figure outMore >>
Contractors began demolition of the former Audubon School Monday morningMore >>
by Roland Glembine / firstname.lastname@example.org Police in Sterling are investigating a rash of vehicle vandalism. They say 15 vehicles had at least one tire slashed overnight Saturday. The incidents occurredMore >>
Police in Sterling are investigating a rash of vehicle vandalism. They say 15 vehicles had at least one tire slashed overnight Saturday.More >>