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Lockdown Lifted On Connecticut Elementary School After Gun Scare

Wed, September 4, 2013 2:10pm EDT by Kristine Kowalski Add first Comment
Cranbury Elementary School Lockdown
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Cranbury Elementary School was under lockdown on Sept. 4 following a teacher’s report of hearing gunshots nearby. Police responded to the scene, a park across the street from the school, and lifted the lockdown after finding the area safe.

A Norwalk, Connecticut elementary school was placed under lockdown as a precaution after a teacher reported hearing shots fired nearby. The school’s lockdown was lifted hours later following a thorough police investigation of the area.

Cranbury Elementary School Lockdown Lifted After Gun Scare

A teacher called to report hearing what he thought were gunshots at around 11:20 a.m. local time, The Daily Voice reports. Two officers immediately responded to the scene, and did not find anything suspicious. Other officers responded to the scene quickly afterward to investigate.

“We didn’t find any indication that there were shots fired in the area,” Thomas E. Kulhawik, Norwalk Chief of Police said following the sweep. “We had officers that were very close to the school at the time the call came in, they were almost right there. So they were there very quickly, there were people that were walking their dogs in the area. They didn’t report hearing anything. Cranbury Park, we checked the trails, we checked with people that were in the park, they didn’t hear anything and we’re checking all the area around there to be safe but so far, there’s no other confirmation of any incident,” he told WCBS 880 Connecticut.

Students Safe At Connecticut Elementary School

“Everyone in the school is fine and the sound may have come from Cranbury Acres Park, which neighbors the school, or nearby construction,” reports The Daily Voice.

“Officials said other officers checked the area, canvassed individuals walking in the area as well as at Cranbury Park and no other reports of shots were received,” reports ABC News.

The school schedule returned to normal following this scare.

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