state police channel is active--there is an active shooter in sandy hook elementary school in newtown in dickenson rd--trooper 1 reponding-perimeter set up,multi police o/s with numerous people shot shooter not in custody yet
Call came in for ALL western district major crime to respond to the scene. Multiple ambulances were called in. At least 3 shots were heard by first responding CSP units.Approx. 8 ambulances enroute for mutual aid!
This was nuts! I heard Troop A notify their troopers that Newtown was working a shooting. One trooper asked if Newtown was asking for assistance. A replied that there were no troopers available at that time. When one trooper responded and yelled back that he heard at least 3 shots fired, all hell broke loose! Suddenly there were plenty of troopers available! Funny (strange) how that works out!
We have been informed that the Newtown Schools are in lockdown and local news stations are reporting that there was a school shooting at or near Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown. We have been in contact with the Monroe Police Department and school administration regarding this issue. As a precaution, we are implementing security measures in our schools to keep students safe and secure during the day. As part of these precautions, we are going to hold AM kindergarten students all day and PM kindergarten is canceled. Should there be any changes we will update you as more information becomes available. - Monroe Public Schools
unconfirmed report that the principal has been shot during a morning meeting.