The Sandy Hook Elementary School gunman's mother taught at the school in Newtown, Conn., and is among the dead in Friday's shooting, the New York Times reported:
The gunman, who was believed to be in his 20s, walked into a classroom where his mother was a teacher. He shot and killed her and then shot 18 students in the classroom. He also shot seven other adults.The gunman then killed himself inside the school. The shooting ranks among the worst in recent United States history.