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Multiple Deaths Reported in shooting at Connecticut Elementary School

A gunman opened fire Friday inside a  Connecticut elementary school, and authorities reported multiple deaths —  including the gunman — according to

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.

A dispatcher at the Newtown Volunteer Ambulance Corps said a teacher was shot  in the foot and taken to Danbury Hospital, but it was not clear if that was the  only injury.

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

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