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UPDATE: One shooter is dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., and the school is now cleared of shooters, ABC News has learned. State Police tell ABC News, however, that they are still treating this as an active shooter situation.

(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — A Connecticut school district is on lockdown 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,” the Newton Public School District superintendent’s secretary 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 Friday and there will be no mid-day bus runs.

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