Newtown Schools placed on ‘lockdown,’ lifted

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Nearly six months after the shooting rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., schools in Newtown were placed on “lockdown” Monday due to a phoned-in threat, according to news reports.

A source at the Newton Police Department confirmed to The Daily Caller that there was a “lockdown” as a “precautionary measure” but could not comment further.

The Newtown High School twitter account offered additional details noting that the “SOFT lockdown” was in place while the threat was assessed.

“District assessing phone threat to other building.  Buses delayed.  High School is on SOFT lockdown until threat is assessed,” the account tweeted.

About ten minutes later the account tweeted that the lockdown was over.

“NHS is NO LONGER in soft lockdown.  Buses will run a bit late. Parents are free to pick up. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” the account added.

ABC News reported that according to school superintendent John Reed, the threat was called into Hawley elementary school and that the police and FBI were looking into it. He further told ABC News that the call was not a “bomb threat.”

On December 14, 20 year old Adam Lanza went on a shooting spree at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, killing 20 children and six adults.

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