Multiple news outlets are reporting on a shooting Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. While details on this breaking news story are limited at the moment, State police sources told the Hartford Courant that one shooter is dead. Earlier reports of a second shooter are unconfirmed.
"Due to reports of a shooting as yet unconfirmed, the district is taking preventive measures by putting all schools in lockdown until we ensure the safety of all students and staff," Newton Public School District secretary of superintendent Kathy June said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
According to the Courant, police reported that a shooter was in the main office of the school shortly after 9:40 a.m. A person in one room had “numerous gunshot wounds,” police said.
Additional updates from the scene at Sandy Hook indicate that dozens of state troopers are assisting local police and a number of stretcher are set up.
All public and private schools in the town are on lockdown as state police have units en route to Newtown following reports of the shooting.
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