DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two Morris Knolls High School students were arrested Thursday after school staff discovered they had a gun in their possession, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll.
Denville Township police responded to Morris Knolls High School after receiving a report that school staff discovered two students in possession of a gun, Carroll said.
The department’s school resource officer arrived on scene quickly, as well as other responding officers. The involved students were already identified and secured by school staff, as was the weapon, by the time officers arrived, Carroll said.
The two juveniles involved were subsequently arrested and charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon and related charges. Since this matter involves juveniles, no further information will be released, Carroll said.
There was no active threat to the school, staff or students and the matter remains under investigation, Carroll said.
“The safety and security of all Denville’s schools are of paramount importance to the Denville Police Department. There is no ongoing active or suspected threat to the school, its staff, or its students related to this incident. However, the Denville police will have an increased presence at the school over the next few days to help alleviate any fears or concerns,” Carroll said.
Prosecutor Carroll thanked the Morris Knolls administration and staff for their actions and cooperation in identifying and quickly resolving this incident.