President Obama, in one of his most emotional speeches as president, wiped away tears as he spoke about the shooting from the White House's briefing room.
"Our hearts are broken today," the president said. He promised "meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this," but did not speak any more specifically. "I know there's not a parent in America who doesn't feel the same overwhelming grief that I do. The majority of those who died today were children, beautiful little kids between five and 10 years old."