Mary Sherlach, the mother-in-law of Patch writer Eric Schwartz, was among 27 people killed in the second-deadliest school shooting in American history.
The deadly shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, claimed the life of a Patch writer's family member. Mary Sherlach, the school's psychologist, was among 26 people, including 20 children, who died when a gunman opened fire at the school Friday morning. The gunman, identified as 20-year-old Adam Lanza, also died in the rampage. Sherlach was the mother-in-law of Deptford resident Eric Schwartz, a longtime Patch freelancer who covers high school sports in South Jersey. Sherlach, 56, lived in Trumbull, CT. Schwartz and his wife, Maura, arrived in Connecticut on Friday evening to be with their family. They could not be reached for comment. In the shooting spree, Lanza also reportedly killed his mother, who was a teacher …
Town officials say they're trying to reunite parents with children who remain under lockdown at Sandy Hook Elementary School following confirmed shootings Friday morning.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, December 14, 2012
Patch exclusive: Ryan Lanza, identified by numerous news outlets as the gunman in this morning's mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school, told a friend later this morning that he was not the shooter and that he believed his developmentally disabled brother may have been responsible. Learn more from Newtown Patch in Connecticut here. --- UPDATE: [1:10 p.m.] Citing an anonymous official "with knowledge" the Associated Press is reporting 27 people dead, including 18 children, at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Gov. Dannel Malloy is at the scene and a press conference set for 1 p.m. but hasn't yet begun. Patch is there. Get more updates from Newtown Patch in Connecticut here. --- At least one person is dead and an unknown number of …