Schools Near Sandy Hook Elementary On Lockdown
RIDGEFIELD, Conn. (CBS Charlotte) — All local schools in Ridgefield, Conn. are currently on lockdown after reports of a suspicious person at the Branchville train station.
K-9 units have been brought to the location, and local authorities are looking for a man with an unidentified item strapped to his back.
Ridgefield is less than 20 miles away from Newtown, Conn., where 26 people lost their lives this past Friday — in the second worst school shooting in U.S. History.
Update 11 a.m. — According to The Connecticut Post, the report appears to be false, but police are still on the scene.
–Nichole Jaworski, CBS Charlotte
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