12/18/2012 10:04 am ET

Gun Scare At JHS 218, Brooklyn Middle School, Frightens Students After Newtown Shooting

Days after the Newtown shooting, a Brooklyn middle school in East New York was placed under lockdown when the school's principal heard gunshots nearby.

The New York Post reports that Monday morning students at JHS 218 were quickly placed into classroom cornersor told to lay on the floor. They remained there for nearly an hour.

"They took us all into the locker room and closed the door," said Arman Uddin, a 13-year-old student who was in gym class when the school went into a lockdown. "We were just sitting quietly and waiting. It’s the first time we had a lockdown. It was scary.”

No injuries were reported.

Also Monday morning, a school in Ridgefield, Connecticut, some 20 miles away from Newtown went into a lockdown after a report surfaced of a suspicious man carrying a rifle.

The report turned out to be a false alarm.

The two incidents come just days after a gunman opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. The shooting left 26 dead, including 20 children.

On Monday, funerals were held for victims of the horrific massacre, while students around the country returned to the classroom where educators struggled to explain the tragedy.



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