Lockdown at HVCHS and Timberlane Middle School, All Clear


    At approximately 9:20am this morning, a staff member reported a suspicious looking person walking in the area of Timberlane Middle School and Hopewell Valley Central High School (HVCHS), according to the Hopewell Valley Regional School District.

    Hopewell Township Police were called immediately and placed the buildings in lockdown as a precaution. The individual was questioned by the police and determined to be a HVCHS student walking home from school.

    The buildings were released from lockdown at approximately 9:45am.

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    1. The poor student accosted by school administrators and police, not to mention a lockdown. The real problem, too many school administrators and cops with nothing to do.


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