The school in Monroe is the replacement for the Sandy Hook Elementary School where 26 people where killedReuters

The replacement for the school where 26 children were killed in a mass shooting has been evacuated over a bomb threat.

The Sandy Hook Elementary School in Monroe, Connecticut, was evacuated following a scare that was later considered "of little or no threat".

Monroe Police confirmed the school was searched for any possible explosive devices but nothing was found.

All children were taken to a neighbouring school as a precaution. The school was scheduled to close early following the threat.

"All students are safe, all staff are safe, everyone is absolutely fine," the school district told parents, according to Reuters.

The school in Monroe replaced the one in nearby Newton, where 26 people, including 20 children, were massacred by Adam Lanza in one of the worst school shootings in US history.

The Newton building was destroyed last year and children have been attending the replacement school in Monroe since January 2013.