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Reports of Person With Weapon at Union County Vo-Tech School Prompts Lockdown

Scotch Plains

Police are investigating an unfounded threat that caused a school in Union County to go under a lockdown drill Tuesday morning.

Officials say the West Hall building of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools went into lockdown after a report of a person with a weapon was brought to the attention of police and school officials just after 8:30 a.m.

Police say other parts of the campus were placed in a shelter in place status until officers finishing searching the premises.

School officials notified parents of the situation and said students are safe during the time of the search.

UPDATE 12:23: Suspect taken into custody for questioning. Social media threat.

IMAGE CREDIT: Scotch Plains Vo-Tech website