- The Washington Times - Monday, June 10, 2013

Newtown, Conn., schools were reportedly placed on “modified lockdown” Monday afternoon for an unknown threat.

The lockdown was confirmed by the office of the Superintendent of Schools, but they did not elaborate on the nature of the threat, according to WABC-TV, a New York-area affiliate of ABC.

The Newtown police have not commented on the report, although there was a report of police activity on Church Hill Road in the area of Hawley School.

“This afternoon, a phone call was received at Hawley School containing an implied threat to the Hawley staff and students,” reads a letter that went out to parents Monday. “In addition to the on-site security, other representatives of the Newtown Police Department and chief Michael Kehoe arrived at Hawley. They requested that Superintendent John Reed put the school system in modified lockdown.”

The lockdown comes just six months after 20-year-old Adam Lanza massacred 20 children and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown.

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