Police asked an area high school to be put on lockdown for about an hour today.
Gloucester Township police said that there was some sort of situation outside Timber Creek Regional High School on Jarvis Road in Erial, N.J. around noon.
The school posted the following to its website around 12:15 p.m.:
“We have been instructed by the Gloucester Township Police to go into a lockout due to a problem outside the school but within the proximity of the school. Classroom instruction is on-going; however, no persons are permitted to enter or exit the building at this time.”
Shortly after 1 p.m., Black Horse Pike Regional School District Superintendent Dr. Brian Repici told NBC10 that the issue outside the school had been resolved and that no students were ever in harm’s way.
The school is surrounded by some wooded areas. Repici says that police were searching for a person of interest in the wood behind the school and as a precaution asked that the school be put on lockdown — meaning no one could enter or leave the building.
Repici says the person was apprehended and the situation cleared. As SkyForce10 hovered overhead a police car could be seen outside the school but otherwise there wasn’t obvious police activity.
Police didn’t reveal any more information and couldn’t elaborate on the type of situation.
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