NEWTOWN, Conn. (WVIT) - The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School has forced schools in other surrounding towns to lock down.
Schools in Bethel are in lockdown, according to officials there. Region 15 Schools are in lockdown, school officials said.
In Monroe, schools are in a modified lockdown, which means students can move from classroom to classroom, but no one is allowed in or out of the schools.
Students in Watertown are in a similar situation. Schools there have been placed in a lock-in situation, according to officials. Students can move freely within the school buildings, but no one is being let in or out.
Danbury mayor Mark Boughton said police have increased security around city schools, but no schools have been placed into lockdown.