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Monroe Locks Down Schools Amid Newtown Shooting

Supt. of Schools James Agostine says it is a precaution.

As parents frantically search for their children following the Friday morning shooting at Sandy Hook School in neighboring Newtown, Monroe Supt. of Schools James Agostine locked down Monroe's schools as a precaution. The decision was made just before 11 a.m.

"We did that as just a precaution in consultation with the police department," Agostine said. "Our schools are working closely with the police department."

Afternoon kindergarten has been canceled and morning kindergarten students will stay in school until the end of the day, according to the superintendent.

The Newtown school shooting shocked educators in Monroe.

"It’s awful," Agostine said. "Our heart goes out to all the kids' families and employees up there. We'll do whatever we can."

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