Feds helping in Newtown school shooting response

Jessica Hill/AP Photo Parents leave a staging area after being reunited with their children following a shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., about 60 miles northeast of New York City, Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he's spoken with federal officials who have offered to provide help to the state and the Newtown community in the aftermath of a deadly grade school shooting.

Malloy arrived in Newtown on Friday afternoon, hours after a shooting that left the gunman dead and at least one teacher wounded.

The shooter was killed and apparently had two guns.

The governor's office said several state agencies, including emergency management, public health and the Department of Children and Families, will be coordinating the state's response.

In addition, Malloy says State Police are coordinating law enforcement work with federal and local authorities.

It wasn't clear how many people were injured at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown. Danbury Hospital said it has admitted three patients.

In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee In this photo provided by the Newtown Bee, Connecticut State Police lead children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., following a reported shooting there Friday, Dec. 14, 2012.
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