Newtown High School target of social media threat

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Posted: Nov 11, 2014 4:32 PM

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A threat on social media has prompted authorities to bar visitors from a Newtown, Connecticut, high school near where an elementary school shooting massacre occurred two years ago.

Schools Superintendent Joseph Erardi has sent an email to parents notifying them of Tuesday's lock-in at Newtown High School. The lock-in allows classes to continue on a normal schedule but increases security and prevents visitors from entering the building.

The high school is a little more than a mile from the former Sandy Hook Elementary School, where a December 2012 shooting left 20 students and six staff members dead.

The threat targeting the high school was discovered by school officials. It comes after an October evacuation at the temporary Sandy Hook Elementary School in nearby Monroe following a threat received there.