The news of the Connecticut School shooting rippled across the country this morning.
26 people were gunned down at the Sandy Hook Elementary School including 20 children.
The suspected shooter, 20-year-old Adam Lanza, was among the dead.
He was found dead inside the building from a self-inflicted gunshot wound
One of the adult victims is Lanza's mother who was a kindergarten teacher at the school and sources say some of the child victims were her students.
At least three people were injured - two children and an adult.
All three were taken to Danbury Hospital.
Their conditions are not known.
We spoke with Minot Public Schools Superintendent Mark Vollmer today about the tragedy and he had this to say.
(Mark Vollmer, MPS Superintendent) "What happened today in Connecticut is senseless it's hard to even get our head around that our hearts simply go out to the folks in that education community and everything they're dealing with"
(Mark Vollmer, MPS Superintendent) "We have crisis plans in every building in the district. We take those plans very seriously that involves evacuations, building lock-downs, we have security cameras in our buildings, some buildings have more than others but definitely on entrances. We take a very serious look at security and last week after the bomb threat at the mall principals were advised to get those plans out, go through them with staff and do what they need to do at those building levels."
Today's school shooting is the second-deadliest in the nations history, second only to the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech that left 33 people dead.