Two Holmdel schools under lockdown this morning; “all safe,” police say

     (Photo: Holmdel Police Department)

    (Photo: Holmdel Police Department)

    UPDATE (12:30 P.M.) Students and staff and now back inside both schools. Dismissal will be at regular time, and after school activities will be held.

    UPDATE (11:30 A.M.): Students and staff are reentering the William R. Satz School.

    Two public schools in Holmdel are under lockdown this morning after what police say is a possible “swatting” incident at the William R. Satz School.

    William R. Satz School and Holmdel High School are locked down as police investigate, according to a tweet from the Holmdel Police Department. 

    The Village and Indian Hill elementary schools are under the “secure the building” protocol, police said. 

    “Police are on the scene and all are safe,” a police department Facebook post said. “Parents are encouraged to not come to the school buildings.”

    Swatting is the act of tricking an emergency service into dispatching an emergency response based on the false report of an ongoing critical incident, according to

    In late March, a hoax generated a substantial police response at the Village Elementary School. 

    This is a developing story.  

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