NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Authorities responded to Essex Valley School in West Caldwell Wednesday afternoon after the school was placed on lockdown.
The incident began shortly after noon, according to West Caldwell Police.
Officers entered the alternative school with shields and guns drawn after someone reported a student inside with a gun, CBS 2’s Christine Sloan reported. Officers armed with semi-automatic weapons were also called in.
The school was placed on lockdown as a precaution, police said.