President Obama is getting regular updates on the school shootings in Connecticut.  White House spokesman Jay Carney said the President was first informed about the incident by White House homeland security advisor John Brennan. 

In his daily briefing, Carney said there is not enough confirmed information to make an informed comment in reaction to the unfolding tragedy.  Carney announced that the President has spoken with Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy and FBI Director Robert Mueller.

Carney noted that the President, as a father, has enormous sympathy for affected families and has pledged full federal support to local and state law enforcement officials in Connecticut.  Carney would not answer questions about gun control policies, saying those questions should be held for another day. (Metro, Inc.)