There was a shooting reported today at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
FOX News reported the shooting was in the Kindergarten room.
At least one child is dead.
Teachers led students, many of them crying, from the school building this morning after the shooting. (KLTV)
Schools in Newtown, Connecticut, are locked down due to possibl shooting.
State police are assisting Newtown police for an incident at Sandy Hook Elementary School on Dickson Drive in Fairfield County.
Newtown First Selectman Patricia Llodra confirms a “shooting event” at the school and that it is presently an “active event.”
There are unconfirmed reports of two shooters, one dead, one still at large. There is no word yet on any injuries, but state emergency management officials confirmed ambulances and other units were also en route and staging near the school. Students were being escorted from the building.
Police have not officially commented on what is happening, but superintendent of schools Kathy June released the following statement: “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. All public and private schools in the town are in a lockdown situation.”
UPDATE: Via FOX News- At least five children and four adults are dead.
UPDATE: Horror! FOX News reported 26 are dead – 18 are children.
UPDATE: Via Drudge – the shooter was a teacher’s son of one of the students. The shooter was 20 years old.
UPDATE: FOX News reported an ENTIRE CLASS is anaccounted for!