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Two Students Arrested for Bringing Weapons to Morris Knolls High School in Rockaway

Denville Township

By: Richard L. Smith 

Morris County officials reported the arrest of two students following an incident at Morris Knolls High School (yesterday) Thursday. 

Camp   Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll said Denville Police Department responded to Morris Knolls High School after receiving a report that school staff discovered two students possessing a gun.

Prosecutor Carroll said the department's School Resource Officer and other responding officers arrived on the scene quickly.

The involved students were already identified and secured by school staff, as was the weapon, by the time officers arrived. The two juveniles involved were arrested and charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon and related charges.

"There was no active threat to the school, staff, or students and the matter remains under investigation," Prosecutor Carroll said.

"The safety and security of all Denville's schools are of paramount importance to the Denville Police Department. There is no ongoing activity or suspected threat to the school, staff, or students related to this incident”.

Prosecutor Carroll said the Denville Police will have an increased presence at the school over the next few days to help alleviate any fears or concerns.

Camp Prosecutor Robert Carroll thanks the Morris Knolls administration and staff for their actions and cooperation in identifying and quickly resolving this incident.

According to Prosecutor Carroll, no further information will be released since this matter involves juveniles.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the juveniles are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.