20 Children Killed In School Shooting, 7 Adults
Updated: Friday, December 14 2012, 07:54 PM EST
Twenty children died Friday when a heavily armed man invaded a Newtown, CT elementary school, killing his mother and spraying the school with bullets.
The gunman, identified as Adam Lanza, 20, was killed inside of the school.
Lt. Paul Vance said 18 children died in the school and two more died later in a hospital. Six adults were also slain, bringing the total to 26.
In addition to the casualties at the school, a body was also found in the shooter's home, officials said.
The killing spree prompts parents in the mountains to think about their own kids. Many parents picking up their kids after school at Estes Elementary Friday feel the pain of folks in Connecticut.
Buncombe County elementary schools will have crisis counselors on hand Monday morning, December 17, to help staff and students cope with concerns and sadness following the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.
Here are some helpful strategies for parents to use in talking with their children.