All school shooting victims first graders—coroner


A basketball, soccer ball, doll, flowers and a child’s drawing sit at a memorial for shooting victims outside Saint Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church, Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 in Newtown, Conn. AP/Jason DeCrow

Newtown—Most of the victims killed in a horrific shooting at a Connecticut elementary school were first graders, and were shot more than once with an assault rifle, the coroner said Saturday.

“I believe they’re all first graders,” Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner H. Wayne Carver told reporters. First grade in US schools holds mainly six and seven year old children.

“All of wounds that I know of were caused by the long weapon,” he said, referring to a military-style automatic rifle found at the scene.

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  • kilabot

    rhbill will kill worse than this. it will kill no-graders. 

    No to perversion! 
    No to rhbill.

  • Louie John Jimenez

    And all the PH #Anti-RH Bill will dwell in the issue…parang awa nyo na, let’s stick with the news..wag na pa-epal pa!

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