A man shot dead several girls and wounded others before killing himself at a school in the US state of Pennsylvania.
The gunman entered the class and ordered all the boys and some adults to leave before tying up the girls and shooting them.
Police, unable to make contact with the gunman, stormed the school after several shots were fired in quick succession.
Seven people were found injured inside the school and were transported to hospital.
Meanwhile, members of the close-knit community waited anxiously behind the police barricade for news of loved ones.
Amish children aged six to 13 attended the school in the village of Paradise near Nickel Mines in Lancaster County.
Police named the killer as 32-year-old truck driver Charles Carl Roberts IV - he is not believed to be Amish himself.