Panic In Lakewood NJ Forced Fearful Students To Take Cover
I can’t imagine the fear parents feel if and when they learn their kids’ school is on lockdown. An equally scary situation for the students and faculty. The speed at which information is getting to those locked down in the school must seem like forever. Plans that are practiced for these types of emergencies are put in place and authorities are called to diffuse the situation. Hopefully without incident. Some of those procedures include: "lock all doors and windows immediately, never open doors or windows unless ordered to do so by a safety or school official, instruct all students to stay low and away from the windows and doors." Here’s more
On Wednesday (June 15, 2021) an unapproved person penetrated the campus and created a situation at Lakewood High School that forced the deployment of Ocean County K-9 units to search the premises. Captain Gregory Staffordsmith of the Lakewood Police Department told Jersey Shore Online that the intruder was a juvenile who came to the school to fight another party and possibly possessed a weapon.
After an extensive search of the high school grounds, thankfully no weapons were found. The all-clear was then given soon after and the lockdown was thankfully lifted. However, the authorities did find the intruder and that individual who is a juvenile was placed under arrest. Also taken into custody was their accomplice, who is also a juvenile. Both individuals were later released to their parents and will have to appear in front of a judge at a later time.