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Malfunction blamed for placing Morris County School of Technology on lockdown

DENVILLE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A malfunction in the Morris County School of Technology’s panic button system led to a lockdown in the school building Thursday morning, according to police

On September 8, at around 10:21 a.m., Denville police and the Morris County Office of Emergency Management responded to the Morris County School of Technology after the school was placed in lockdown due to a panic button activation, police said.

Responding officers and school administration followed established protocols and, after a thorough check of the campus, it was determined that the panic button system had malfunctioned and there was no actual emergency, police said.

“The Morris County School of Technology and the Denville Police Department consider the safety and security of students and staff as our highest priority. All students and staff members were unharmed and the school returned to normal school day activities once the lockdown was lifted. The school is taking the appropriate steps to have the malfunction corrected so that no similar events occur in the future,” police 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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