Prosecutor: Reports of active shooter at Marlboro school are false

Posted: Updated:

Reports of an active shooter at High Point Adolescence School in Marlboro are false, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Officials say that they are investigating the reports as a “swatting incident.” Swatting is when someone makes a false report to 911 in an attempt to get a large police presence to converge on an area.

News 12 New Jersey received several calls from concerned parents and members of the public who reported heavily armed members of law enforcement in the area.

Marlboro police say that Marlboro Memorial Middle School was put on lockdown as a precaution while the school was searched. No weapons were found.

“All students are safe. No threat to the public,” the prosecutor wrote on Twitter.

Anyone who may have information about the false call is asked to contact the police.

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."