News Official: 27 dead in Conn. school shooting December 14, 2012 | 1:04 pm Leave a comment NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- An official with knowledge of a shooting at a Connecticut elementary school says 27 people are dead, including 18 children. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is still under way. Sign Up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! Please enter your email address below to begin receiving the Daily E-dition newsletter. You must enter a valid email address in the field above! Thank you for signing up for the Daily E-dition newsletter! You should receive your first newsletter very soon. We're sorry, there was an error processing your newsletter signup. Please click here to visit our Newsletter Signup Center to register for this newsletter.