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Children Describe Terror As Shooter Kills 26

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(AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks) (AP Photo/Newtown Bee, Shannon Hicks)

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Schoolchildren and their parents have described the scene at a Connecticut elementary school Friday, as teachers locked doors and ordered the children to huddle in the corner or hide in closets.

Shots rang through the building, as a gunman killed 26 people, including 20 children.

One man said his 6-year-old son was in class when the gunman burst in and shot the teacher. He said his son "grabbed a bunch of his friends and ran out the door."

The father of one 7-year-old said the boy heard a noise that sounded like "cans falling." A teacher went out to check on the noise, came back in, locked the door, and had the kids huddle in the corner until police arrived.

A teenager who rushed to the school to check on his sister, after hearing the gunfire from his nearby home, said the 9-year-old girl had heard a scream come over the intercom at one point.

As they left the school, the children -- some crying, others looking frightened -- were told by police to close their eyes, so they wouldn't see the carnage around them.

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