The mass shooting in a Connecticut high school on Friday, when a gunman shot and killed 20 people, may have been sparked by the school’s lack of security, a law enforcement official told The Huffington Press.
That would have been a mistake, a source told The Associated Press on Friday.
In a statement, the Connecticut State Police said, “This tragedy has left a lasting mark on our state and we have to do everything we can to help protect our children.”
The official said authorities believe a motive was not clear and are not certain that the shooting was connected to the school.
Officials believe the gunman had at least one accomplice, who is a suspected member of a domestic terrorism cell, according to the official.
Police say a woman and a man entered the school at about 4:30 p.m.
Friday and opened fire.
They shot and injured 20 people before they were shot and arrested, authorities said.
Officials said one person died and two others were injured.
Two students were among those killed, but officials did not say whether they were related.
A school official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly, said the gunman entered the building through a side door that was unlocked.
“He entered through the side door and began shooting, and he exited through the front door,” the official said.
“One of the students was killed and the other injured, and one of the injured students was pronounced dead at the scene.”
The student who died was a freshman at the school, according the school district.
The student’s name and other details were not immediately released.
Authorities did not release the name of the student who was killed.
They did not immediately release the student’s identity.
A police official said the suspect’s name was not immediately known.
“This is a very tragic situation,” said Dan Gross, a former U.S. Attorney in Connecticut who was part of the investigation into the attack.
“It’s one of those situations that can have tragic results, but this is a different time.
“If there’s some type of connection to domestic terrorism, this would be the type of tragedy that makes a tragedy even worse.” “
Officials did not identify the man who was arrested. “
If there’s some type of connection to domestic terrorism, this would be the type of tragedy that makes a tragedy even worse.”
Officials did not identify the man who was arrested.
Police have not released his name.
The gunman who entered the facility was wearing a black vest, a blue jacket, a black hat and a gray shirt.
The source said the man left the building in a gray Nissan Maxima with a Massachusetts license plate, and police said they were looking into whether he was an employee of the school or a student.
He was also wearing a bulletproof vest, but the source did not know if he was a student at the university or a teacher at another school.
Authorities said they believe the school is not a target of terrorism.
“There are not enough pieces to this puzzle to draw a conclusion,” the source said.
Authorities believe the shooter entered the high school through the school bathroom and entered the cafeteria through the main entrance.
“We do not know exactly what happened inside,” the school official said of the shooting.
“I do not believe the attack was a random act.”
The school district said in a statement Friday afternoon that it is “committed to supporting our students, faculty, staff and the community in times of adversity.”
The statement said “we are working closely with the local law enforcement to investigate this tragic event and we will provide the latest information as it becomes available.”
“The safety and security of our community is our top priority,” the statement said.
The school is located in a rural area of Hartford, about 45 miles (72 kilometers) northwest of New Haven.
It is part of a school district in suburban New Haven, Connecticut, which was named one of America’s top 100 safest schools in 2013.
The district is part and parcel of a suburban district that includes the Connecticut College of Technology, which is about 50 miles (80 kilometers) from the school and a school that has been on lockdown since Wednesday.
The college is located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) west of Hartford.
The Associated Media previously reported that Connecticut is among the states that have more than 100 mass shootings each year, but that there are many that have been blamed on lone attackers.
A mass shooting is defined as an incident where more than 20 people are killed or wounded.
The U.N. agency, which tracks such incidents, said in December that more than 700 such attacks had occurred since 2002.
The AP previously reported on a mass shooter at a Connecticut school that killed nine people, including three students.
The report also identified one school in the state as the worst of the country for its handling of mental health and substance abuse issues.
The schools in Connecticut were identified in a 2014 report by the National Alliance on Mental Illness, a nonprofit group that advocates for