Monroe Twp. schools placed on lockdown after prisoner escapes custody

School officials say a prisoner has escaped police

School officials say a prisoner has escaped police custody in Jamesburg.

MONROE TOWNSHIP, MIDDLESEX COUNTY - A lockdown in all Monroe Township schools has been lifted after a prisoner who escaped police custody in Jamesburg was recaptured, the township school superintendent's office confirmed.

School officials say the lockdown was a precautionary measure.

Officials have not detailed the circumstances surrounding the escape or identified the prisoner.

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