President Obama Addresses the Newtown, Conn., School Shootin

A mass shooting at a Connecticut school has left a staggering death toll and a town in chaos after a gunman opened fire in Newtown Friday. With at least 27 dead, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was worse than Columbine.

Among the dead Friday were six adults who were at the school, 20 children and the gunman.

Media outlets are identifying a 24-year-old man named Adam Lanza as the suspect. Lanza’s mother was a teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School. She was also killed, The Associated Press reports.

An adult was also found dead at at secondary scene in Newtown.

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