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Newtown Parents Seek Answers, Kids After Shooting

Police said there may have been two shooters inside the school.

Newtown Parents Seek Answers, Kids After Shooting Newtown Parents Seek Answers, Kids After Shooting Newtown Parents Seek Answers, Kids After Shooting

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This article originally was published on Dec. 14. The time stamp on this article has been changed for layout purposes on the Home page of Darien Patch.

Updated at 11:22 a.m.:

Officials in Newtown say they're trying to reunite parents with their children in the wake of a shocking reported shooting at an elementary school in the town’s Sandy Hook neighborhood.

According to the Hartford Courant, one shooter is dead and one remains at large at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

First Selectman Pat Llodra told Patch that there is no information being released about the victims — only confirming that there was a shooting.

"I'm horrified, saddened and shocked that this happened in Newtown," Llodra said. "Our priorities right now are making sure everyone safe and reuniting parents with their children."

A reverse 911 call went out to all Newtown public school parents, NBC is reporting. Parents are converging all around the school seeking information about their children.

Christine Wilford, a parent of a seven-year-old boy at the school, told Patch that her son was out of the school and safe with her husband. A woman standing next to Wilford burst into tears, saying her own son was still inside.

Danbury Hospital has confirmed to TV reporters that three patients have been transported by ambulance.

The Courant is reporting multiple injured parties, saying a shooter had been in the building’s main office and an individual in one area had “numerous gunshot wounds,” police said.

Scores of ambulances and fire trucks from throughout this normally sleepy area in southwestern Connecticut are on scene at the school now.

As of 10:50 a.m., reports from the scene say that a triage staging area has been set up less than .5 miles from the school.

Newtown Patch will post more information here as it becomes available.


Updated at 11:11 a.m.:

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Updated at 10:37 a.m. on Dec. 14

State Police are stating that it’s no longer an active shooting scene at Sandy Hook School.

Update at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 14

Law enforcement personnel are forming up to do a search through Sandy Hook School, according to information trasmitted over the scanner. A state trooper says there’s a teacher and 18 students in the kitchen at the school.

Update at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 14

FBI agents are on scene as police continue to investigate the shooting at Sandy Hook School. UConn EMS are also reportedly on scene, according to information transmitted over the scanner.

The vehicle police suspect to be owned by the alleged shooters is a Black Honda located in the parking lot.

Update at 10:25 a.m. on Dec. 14

A state police officer told a dispatcher that there might be two shooters inside Sandy Hook School. Police think they have the suspects' car in the parking lot, according to information transmitted over the scanner.

Update at 10:15 a.m.:

The parent of a Newtown student called Patch to say that she received a call from the district stating that all schools are on lockdown.

Original report, 10:14 a.m.:

State police are responding to a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

According to the Courant, police are responding to an unclear number of injuries and surrounding towns are being asked to respond.

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