Posted: Dec 14, 2012 9:42 AM by AP
Updated: Dec 14, 2012 12:38 PM
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut State Police say they are assisting local police in Newtown amid reports of a shooting at an elementary school.
The school superintendent's office says the district has locked down schools to ensure the safety of students and staff.
The shooting was reported at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, in western Connecticut.
State police spokesman Lt. Paul Vance says they have a number of personnel on the scene to assist.