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Shooting reported at Connecticut elementary school
Shannon Hicks / The Newtown Bee
Students at Sandy Hook Elementary are escorted to a staging area Friday near the school in Newtown, Conn.
State police were responding to reports of a shooting Friday at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., State Police Lt. Paul Vance told NBC News.
Vance had no information as to possible injuries and no information on the apparent shooter at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
Three people were taken to nearby Danbury Hospital, a spokeswoman for the hospital told NBC Connecticut on its live broadcast. The spokeswoman would not elaborate on the ages of the victims or their conditions.
The Newtown Bee reported that one child, apparently wounded, was carried from the scene by a police officer.
Students –- “some crying, some holding hands,” according to the Hartford Courant -- were escorted from the school by police and teachers. They were taken to a staging area where their parents could pick them up, the Courant reported.
NBC Connecticut reported that the entire school district was in lockdown.
A man who answered the phone at a store across the street from the school told NBC News that he saw three ambulances arrive at the scene and then leave.
Newtown is about 45 miles southwest of Hartford and 80 miles northeast of New York City.
The school has about 600 students.
This report will be updated as information becomes available.