A Connecticut school district is on lockdown today following reports of an unconfirmed shooting at an elementary school.
"Due to reports of a shooting as yet unconfirmed, the district is taking preventive measures by putting all schools in lockdown until we ensure the safety of all students and staff," Newton Public School District secretary of superintendent Kathy June said in a statement.
State police are sending units to Newtown following reports of a shooting at an elementary school.
All public and private schools in the town are on lockdown.
A message on the school district website says that all afternoon kindergarten is cancelled today and there will be no mid-day bus runs.
CBS News confirms: 27 people are dead in Connecticut school shooting. 14 are children.