Transcript for Connecticut Elementary School Shooting: 'Several Fatalities'
Good afternoon everyone my name is Roy in Tokyo gross. Until the last name exposing -- HI OG RO SS. I worked for governor Malloy. As you can imagine. The governor is. Horrified by what's happened. He is meeting with the families right now. Its chief concern. Is to get the families. The information they need as quickly as possible. That's why he's not here. I'm going to introduce lieutenant Paul -- from the state police. We'll talk a little bit about what's known so far we understand that you are all -- information. We'd like get -- information as quickly as possible. But the governor's chief concern is making sure that families have information as quickly as possible and that's where he is now. This is lieutenant Paul -- as they please. -- -- I'll give this amount very basic concrete information as we know now. And we will -- -- regular press briefings as appropriate. Just that tonight during this morning to dump police received -- -- -- long ball for emergency and asked the elementary school. Do -- PD a fund containing information is the statue of the situation. Contacted to dig -- police requested assistance from state police and surrounding local police departments. -- an off duty troopers responded to school. And we -- -- -- tell police immediately upon arrival entered the school and began to complete active shooter search of the building. That include checking every -- every crack every crevice every portion of best -- our main objective was to evacuate as quickly and efficiently as possible. Any and all students and faculty in the school. Beat the entire school was searched that was accomplished staging area was set up. Students and staff reported today -- -- staging area and soon thereafter the children were and staff -- reunited with their parents and loved ones. There were several fatalities at the -- Both students and staff. There is no information relative to that is being released at this time until we've made complete proper notification. The -- is deceased inside the building. There's a great deal of work that is undertaken. Immediately -- -- locating the shooter and that is there's a great deal search warrant activity. -- great -- law enforcement activity both in and out of state to make sure that we cover all the bases -- to that that specific individuals. -- suffice it to say the senior secured. State police major crime squad -- tell police department. I'm -- -- State's attorney in many agencies. Are working together to answer all the questions from the exactly what happened. As resources Russell said we will keep you briefed me keep you. And formed a regular basis -- put everything else via our web -- and with -- press conferences. But turned back over -- resources -- them. The governor to call from President Obama little while ago was calling express. His condolences and condolences on behalf of the nation. And pledged whatever resources. The federal government can bring to bear to assist the families and to assist the investigation. We'll get -- information as soon as we can get the families the information that's been the governor is at some point later today. Governor will be here and we'll set up regular briefings thank you. All -- -- yeah. Yeah. It begins again you know questions in this time I apologize we will not able to answer any questions. As -- said this scene is secure the situation is secure. We will notify you shortly when we'll come back for another briefing. -- quickly began the task and -- yeah. Andy yeah.
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