WASHINGTON BOROUGH, NJ (Warren County) -The Warren Hills Middle School went into lockdown Tuesday morning after administration was notified that a student may have a weapon and was agitated on the bus coming into the school, police and school officials said in a joint statement.
The administration placed the building into lockdown at around 7:25 a.m. and immediately went to locate the student. The School Resource Officer and school staff were notified, officials said.
The Washington Township Police Department were immediately contacted and arrived on-site within minutes, officials said.
A staff member confronted the student and the student then fled the building. At around 7:55 a.m., the student was detained approximately 1 mile west of the school by police, officials said.
“All students are safe, there were no injuries in the building or in the community,” officials said.
There is no threat to the surrounding community and the investigation is ongoing, officials said.