Vance had no information as to possible injuries and no information on the apparent shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The Newtown Bee reported that one child, apparently wounded, was carried from the scene by a police officer.
Students –- “some crying, some holding hands,” according to the Hartford Courant -- were escorted from the school by police and teachers. They were taken to a staging area where their parents could pick them up, the Courant reported.
NBC Connecticut reported that the entire school district was in lockdown.
A man who answered the phone at a store across the street from the school told NBC News that he saw three ambulances arrive at the scene and then leave.
Newtown is about 45 miles southwest of Hartford and 80 miles northeast of New York City.
The school has about 600 students.
This report will be updated as information becomes available.[/i]
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