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(NEWTOWN, Conn.) — Schools in Newtown, Conn., were placed on “lockdown” Monday after a phoned-in threat, stirring fears for the community that in December was the site of a massive school shooting that killed 20 students and six staff members.

Cody McCubbin, secretary of the Newtown Board of Education, told ABC News that the district received a “call-in threat” Monday.

Newtown police said they put schools on lockdown for “precautionary measures” but would not offer any other details.

On Dec. 14, 2012, a shooter gunned down 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown before killing himself.

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