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Police: Lockdown Placed On School After Gunshots Reported Nearby To Be Lifted

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File photo of a camera in a cop car. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

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NORWALK, Conn. (CBS Connecticut) - Representatives with the Norwalk Police Department said that a local school was placed on lockdown after reports of gunfire in the area were received.

“At about 11:25 we received a report from a teacher inside Cranbury School reporting what they believed may be gunshots from outside the school,” a post on the police department’s official Facebook page stated. “The school was placed in lockdown as a precaution as officers responded.”

The post noted that two officers who happened to be on the scene looked into the matter but failed to find anything suspicious.

Norwalk police officials added, “Officers checked the area, canvassed individuals walking in the area as well as at Cranbury Park and no other reports of shots were received.”

Soon after, police told state Sen. Bob Duff that the lockdown was going to be lifted, according to a Twitter post from the Hartford Courant.

“Spoke with Deputy Chief. No one can corroborate info on reports of shots fired at or near Cranbury School,” he wrote on his own official Facebook page. “Lockdown will be lifted soon.”

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