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Lockdown lifted after Warren Hills Middle School student suspected of having a weapon

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.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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