December 17, 2012
Reuters reported early today that schools in Ridgefield, Connecticut, are in lockdown due to a report of a “suspicious person.” Ridgefield is 20 miles from Newtown where a mentally deranged man went on a shooting rampage last week.
The Mirror in the UK reported the person as a “second gunman” who was “feared to be on the loose today and targeting a nursery school.”
“We’re looking for a suspicious person at an elementary school,” said a dispatcher at the Ridgefield Police Department, according to the Mirror.
“Due to a report of a possibly suspicious person in the Branchville Train Station area, all schools have been put into lockdown,” Ridgefield Superintendent Deborah Low said in a statement.