Mayor: Passaic elementary school shelters in place due to nearby ‘incident’
An elementary school in Passaic sheltered in place Tuesday morning due to an “incident” that unfolded nearby, according to Mayor Hector Lora.
Lora said schools in the area are not on lockdown as of Tuesday afternoon. And he said schools are operating normally as of Tuesday afternoon.
There is no confirmation on what exactly happened, however sources told News 12 New Jersey there was a shooting in the area of School No. 11.
Lora confirmed there was an incident on Monroe Street and said it was unrelated to the school. He says the shelter in place is more of a precautionary measure routinely taken whenever incidents like this arise.
“Because of the proximity to the school and the hour, parents were concerned and began making phone calls,” Lora told News 12.
News 12 has reached out to police and are waiting to learn more.