A parent of a second grader at the Connecticut elementary school where 27 people were killed including 18 children, describes
his feelings of 'sheer terror' upon hearing of the incident. (Dec. 14)
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SHOTLIST:SOURCE - AP TelevisionRESTRICTION - NoneNewtown, Connecticut - 12/14/121.SOUNDBITE: Richard Wilford - Parent of Student at school:I could try to explain it but I would fail. There's no words that I can come up with that would even come close to describing the sheer terror that your son is in a place or that your child is in a place where there's been violence. You don't know the details of that violence, you don't know the condition of your child and you can't do anything to immediately help them or protect them. That is a powerless and terrifying experience. STORYLINE:A law enforcement official says the attacker in the Connecticut school shootings is a 20-year-old man with ties to the school.The official said that a gun used in the attacks is a .223-caliber rifle. The official also said that New Jersey state police are searching a location in that state in connection with the shootings, said by an official in Connecticut to have left 27 dead, including 18 children.