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Newtown officer disciplined over shooting response

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NEWTOWN, CT (AP) -

A Newtown police lieutenant has been disciplined for being out of communication on the day 26 people died in a school shooting.

The News-Times reports that Lt. George Sinko received a written reprimand.

Chief Michael Kehoe told the newspaper Sinko was disciplined for failing to carry his radio.

The chief said the 24-year veteran was not going to be a first responder and was not on duty on Dec. 14 when the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School sent dozens of officers racing to the scene.

Kehoe said Sinko arrived at the school about two hours later and his failure to respond more quickly did not result in additional casualties.

Sinko and Kehoe did not immediately respond to messages from The Associated Press.

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