Lockdowns Lifted at Newtown Schools

Someone phoned in a threat that prompted the lockdowns.

Monday, Jun 10, 2013  |  Updated 4:47 PM EDT
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Lockdowns Lifted at Newtown Schools

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Police sit outside Hawley Elementary School in Newtown after someone at the school received a telephoned threat on Monday. Schools across Newtown were placed into lockdown as a precaution.

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Schools in Newtown were placed into lockdown Monday after a threat was received.

A telephone threat was received at Hawley Elementary school at 2;05 p.m., according to John Reed, Interim Superintendent of Schools.  He did not say what the nature of the threat was.

Newtown's police chief came to the school and requested that all Newtown schools be placed into lockdown. Police called the lockdowns "precautionary".

The lockdowns were lifted for all schools shortly before 3 p.m.

The Newtown High School Twitter account tweeted that buses would be delayed after the school was placed into a "soft lockdown."

Buses were delayed by as much as 35 minutes, according to Reed.

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