Weapons scare prompts lockdown at 2 Montclair schools

Posted: Updated:

Two schools in Montclair were placed on lockdown Wednesday morning after it was believed that a high school student had a weapon inside of Montclair High School.

Montclair police say that Montclair High School and nearby Renaissance School were both put on lockdown after police received a call that a student had a weapon. It was a situation that left many of the students shaken.

“They announced an internal threat and to stay in place, so our teacher told us to go to the wall,” says sophomore Max Haley.

Authorities quickly put out messages on social media, warning parents to stay away from the school.

“I could see parents everywhere, standing outside. We were not allowed to go in the circle. It was very frustrating, scary,” says mother Kendra Haley.

Police say that they found the student in question outside of the George Innes School annex of the high school, which is across the street. They say that no weapon was found.

Police say that two other students may have been involved in the incident but did not provide any further details.

The school was taken off lockdown after there was determined to be no threat. Students were dismissed a little after 12 p.m. for an already scheduled early dismissal.

Police say that no arrests were made and no one was hurt.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."