Threat prompts lockdown of Newtown, Conn., schools

FILE - In this Dec. 18, 2012 file photo, a school bus rolls toward a memorial in Newtown, Conn., for victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Nearly three weeks after the shooting rampage, classes are starting Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013 for the Sandy Hook students at a repurposed school in the neighboring town of Monroe, where the students' desks have been taken along with backpacks and other belongings that were left behind in the chaos following the shooting on Dec. 14. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
June 10, 2013 1:45:54 PM PDT
Officials in Newtown, Conn., say their school system was placed on lockdown briefly after someone made a threatening phone call to a school near the site of last year's shooting massacre.Interim schools superintendent John Reed says the threat was implied Monday afternoon in a call to Hawley Elementary School. Reed hasn't released details but says no one was hurt. Hawley is less than 2 miles from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a gunman killed 20 first-graders and six educators in December. Newtown has increased school security since then. Reed says police Chief Michael Kehoe and other officials responded to Hawley and joined officers stationed there to investigate. He says the chief requested the district-wide lockdown. The lockdown ended when schools dismissed for the day. It caused busing delays throughout the district.

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