Police: Perth Amboy schools put on shelter-in-place due to suspicious student

The shelter-in-place order was issued around 12:10 p.m. and lasted about 90 minutes.

Matt Trapani

Mar 23, 2024, 12:28 AM

Updated 25 days ago

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Some Perth Amboy schools were put into a shelter-in-place on Friday amid reports of a suspicious student.
Police say it was believed the student, who has been taken into custody, had a gun near a high school and was possibly headed toward another high school in the city looking for a specific student. Police say this student, who was not identified, did not possess a gun and there is no danger to the public.
The shelter-in-place order was issued around 12:10 p.m. and lasted about 90 minutes.
Anyone who might have information about the incident is urged to call Detective Nolasco at 732-732-3879.


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