A gunman opened fire Friday inside a Connecticut elementary school, and authorities reported multiple deaths — including the gunman — according to CTNow.com.
Reports also said children were shot but it remains unclear whether any were killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.
Authorities said the gunman, who was not identified, is dead. An official with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press that the man apparently had two guns.
Shortly after 9:40 a.m., police reported that a shooter was in the main office of the school. A person in one room had “numerous gunshot wounds,” police told the newspaper.
The Newtown School District has locked down schools as a preventive measure to ensure the safety of students and staff.
State police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance said they have a number of personnel on the scene to assist.
A statement on the district’s website stated that afternoon kindergarten classes have been canceled.
The elementary school has close to 700 students.
Newtown is in Fairfield County, about 45 miles southwest of Hartford and 60 miles northeast of New York City.
Source: Fox News