At approximately 1:45 pm this afternoon, a suspicious looking vehicle was seen parked near Hopewell Elementary School. Working with Hopewell Township Police, students and staff went into a building freeze as a precaution to ensure student and staff safety. Police continue to investigate the situation, according to a message from Hopewell Elementary principal, David Friedrich.

UPDATE: HES will be proceeding with a normal dismissal.  There will be a police presence as a precautionary measure.

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Mary Galioto
Mary Galioto is the founder, publisher and editor of MercerMe. Originally from Brooklyn, Mary has progressively moved deeper and deeper into New Jersey, settling in the heart of the state: Mercer County. Formerly the author of an embarrassingly informal blog, Mary is a lifelong writer and asker of questions and was even mentioned, albeit briefly, in the New York Times and Washington Post. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from SUNY Binghamton and a Juris Doctorate from Seton Hall Law School. In her free time, Mary fills her life with excessive self-reflection, creative endeavors, and photographing mushrooms. Mary also works as the PR Coordinator at the Hopewell Valley Arts Council, serves on the volunteer Board of Trustees of the Lawrence Hopewell Trail (LHT), holds a seat on the Hopewell Borough Board of Health, and is a member of the Hopewell Valley Municipal Alliance.


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