Police personnel lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School
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'27 dead' in US school shooting

As many as 27 people, including many children, die in a shooting attack at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut, US media report.

As many as 27 people have been killed, including many children, in a shooting attack at a primary school in the US state of Connecticut, US media say.

At least a dozen children are among the dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the Associated Press reported.

Earlier, the gunman was reported to have been killed and at least three people were taken to hospital.