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Telling -- it would take days to process the gruesome crime scene 46 people -- -- is mere children slaughtered inside the elementary school.
I spoke with Connecticut state police lieutenant Paul Vance.
-- -- Thank you.
Lieutenant you know we've seen so many of these across the country and going back is -- column by and before that you never think it's gonna happen in your own community do.
They don't this is something that is it's terrific it's tragic.
These parents of these children to school today to be educated and they never expected never see them again and it's just heartbreaking tragedy of this community and during.
Anything right now we haven't identified all the bodies for the families have him.
We have not we have tentative identification we have a process we have -- positively identify everyone.
And we certainly wanna do that as expeditiously as possible working and then as we speak right now what we're break through the night it's important for the -- which we understand them.
But just imagine -- famine home tonight and you haven't got the official word -- your child isn't com.
City you know that your child was one of the victims -- is inevitable argument imagine that game.
It's it's unbelievable and it's something that no one really ever wants to bear and and it was heartbreaking to have to do.
Here the parents being told that that their children were not coming home.
I was heartbreaking for the -- law enforcement officers to go win.
To rescue as many people as they did it's many staffers as they did and any counter what they with the discovery of -- flustered pleasure.
It was a situation where -- killer killed everybody wants to -- -- say that he killed an entire class.
No it wasn't it was -- like that and then.
It's even difficult to talk about but this question to say that in other words there were deceased into classrooms and always intended -- it was a terrific -- -- known to law enforcement sometimes is people who come and handed the other names are familiar law enforcement they've been around.
What we're looking at that we have the state police -- investigation under way.
We brought in a major crime detectives we've.
At the Newtown police detectives working with us who wanted to cancel those questions we're gonna do.
An extensive background on the -- going back as far as we need to go we're gonna answer every question about the history and historical look.
Any historical events that -- and -- may have been involved them.
We'll leave no stone unturned as -- school indicated that they know him had his mother ever complained about Emerson and the thing about him that -- resort about.
-- that there's there's nothing that show that something like this could occur.
But again our investigators will look at all that -- we'll -- -- you'll be diminish your administration the school.
Superintendent of friends family relatives coworkers the list is endless and we will certainly.
What do everything we can't its -- questions one.
-- -- curious and I quite estimate cleared -- for me is that.
Now that I have read or heard that does the mother was found dead in her home and that she's also a teacher so was she not teaching -- -- -- -- did -- call in sick -- why wasn't she had taught at school dating him.
I've I've I've got to have got to say we haven't identified officially anyone yet so I I'm at a position where -- -- you say we have a secondary seeing that she's female.
We -- Cleveland intended to we have identified and and those are questions that we have and those are questions we have cancer.
And it just point -- -- we have an excellent.
But you tell me whether there was a substitute teacher -- classroom type that I don't know -- I don't know.
And so and right now medical Examiner's -- those -- children and and adults.
Get medical examiners is at the scene with the team and he has his team in place in the good and they're gonna work -- -- the nine million do whatever they need to do.
Again to identify these children not for these families.
Matt -- every time I've covered -- -- -- the police officers along -- very.
They're all parents.
And you know and they go -- these scenes -- -- Sega system it's unthinkable and unspeakable and -- -- kid -- skilled big agencies showed.
It gets -- city it's a very difficult scene before them.
Beat the law enforcement officers and -- that building we've provided them of counseling we have to -- for some of them we needed to save the family you brought in a clergy.
And it's it's it's hard it's it's very hard for law enforcement the fire service EMS personnel.
But certainly nothing like the parents are going through.
No no parent wants to send his child to a school that says essentially you have a prison -- lot of metal detectors as security -- -- I'm curious Saddam.
With the school establish any security not that -- -- an anyway condemning an if it hasn't come visit -- well it goes both ways.
Suffice it to say that the school secured and it was very secure.
We will certainly -- determine exactly how.
The -- was able to gain access.
It is secure and is sensitive I'd try to get in some it would stop me into that kind of -- you've got a summons yell at me and that's correct you could not have gone and gotten them.
Thank you sir and good luck and I -- -- -- -- and everybody in the community especially the families of the end of the dead.
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