I thought we were going to get through this week without more unspeakable horror that brings me to tears at my desk, but no.

From the New York Times:

Eighteen children were killed on Friday morning in a shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., about 65 miles northeast of New York City, according to a person who had been briefed on the shooting. Another law enforcement official said preliminary reports suggested there could be as many as 20 fatalities.