Officials said three children were ages 9, 3 and 2 and the other two were 1-year-old twins.
Almost 2,000 departures were also canceled at airports in the region.
"I apologize for the tweets that have come to light tonight from when I was 14 and 15," the Oklahoma quarterback tweeted.
A candidate who's short on funds can take advantage of some of the provisions in federal election law.
"I am unable to distinguish between my problems because I have too many," Adam Lanza wrote.