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Connecticut school shooting: Twitter timeline, reaction

At least 27 people, including 18 children, were killed on Friday when at least one shooter opened fire at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut. This is a timeline of online reaction as the school shooting aftermath unfolded.


  1. The shooting took place Friday morning. 
  2. The shooter, the father of a student there, was also killed, CBS News reported. The principal and school psychologist were among the dead, CNN said.
  3. As the events unfolded, people around the world watched and tweeted.
  4. Reporters on the ground, and other witnesses who were there, tweeted what was happening minute by minute.
  5. 10:26 a.m.
  6. 10:36 a.m.
  7. 10:44 a.m.
  8. 10:46 a.m.
  9. 10:57 a.m.
  10. 11:03 a.m.