Connecticut elementary school shootings 20 children slaughtered in Conn. school shooting ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Shannon Stapleton/Reuters People stood outside a vigil in Newtown, Conn. following an attack at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 27 people, including 20 children and himself. Andrew Gombert-Pool/Getty Images Hundreds of mourners gathered inside at the Saint Rose of Lima church for the vigil service for victims. Adrees Latif/REUTERS The families of victims grieved. DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images People reacted near the school on Friday. Shannon Hicks/Newtown Bee/AP Connecticut State Police led children from the school shortly after the shooting. Barry Chin/Globe Staff Boston School Superintendent Dr. Carol R. Johnson visited the Warren Prescott Elementary School in Charlestown, Mass. to speak with parents regarding the Newtown shooting. Associated Press President Obama wiped away tears as he spoke of the shootings. Frank Becerra Jr./The Journal News/AP Parents walked away from the Sandy Hook Elementary School with their children. REUTERS A young boy was comforted outside the school. Associated Press A woman waited to hear about her sister, a teacher, following a shooting at the school.