State and Newtown police, ambulance, and emergency response personnel responded to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shortly after 9:30 am, Friday, following reports of a shooting. One child was carried from the school by a police officer, apparently seriously wounded. Other injuries are reported, and emergency personnel have set up triage facilities.
The other children in the school exited school under state police protection.
All of Newtown's schools are in lockdown, and the private schools in town have been notified of the alleged shooting.
Superintendent of Schools Janet Robinson said the schools were placed on lockdown Friday morning, "until we hear what is going on there."
Dr Robinson said it is best if parents do not try to call the district at this time, and the school district will release a message once further information is known.
The district has cancelled afternoon kidergarten in the district, and there will be no mid-day bus runs.
The situation is evolving.