Lockdown Lifted at Parsippany Schools

Police issued alert at 11:14 a.m., say incident was 'non-threatening.'

A non-threatening incident put Parsippany area schools on lockdown Tuesday morning, according to a NIXLE alert released by the local police department. 

The incident took place at Brooklawn Middle School, the alert said, and parents were asked not to contact any of the schools for the time being.

The alert was issued at 11:14 a.m., followed by another alert at 11:53 a.m. saying the lockdown had been lifted. 

Messages left for district interim Superintendent John Fitzsimmons, Brooklawn Middle School principal Dr. Natalie Betz, and the Parsippany Police Department were not immediately returned.

The second alert said more information was expected to be released. Stay with Patch as more details become available. 
sammie720 February 11, 2014 at 01:23 PM
Ridiculous Parsippany ! Very poor handling ! Do the people who send out these messages have kids in school ??
Al February 11, 2014 at 05:12 PM
I believe the district and the police didn't notify parents right away so that no parents rush to the scene complicating things further.
J C February 11, 2014 at 05:33 PM
I am a student at Hills High School and I would like to add my input. I believe that somehow the teachers should have been notified as to what the exact situation was. For all I knew, someone was in the school. I kept telling myself that if I didnt lose my life, I was definitely going to lose a friend. Luckily that is not the case. However I did lose faith and feeling of safety inside my school. I have never been more scared in my entire life and I would have felt a lot better knowing that a gunman was not in any school. I was shaking I was so scared. I shame the town on this one for putting students and their parents into panic mode making the situation more difficult and scary than it needed to be.
Steve M February 12, 2014 at 03:41 PM
I am a student at PHHS and this is a treacherous incident and the teachers should have been notified. Even though High school students are young adults, staff members and students would have been put in serious danger if a tragedy was really going to happen but, thank god nothing happened so this town needs more security I mean with all those lockdown practices we did was a success but, I mean there has to be a discussion because somebody could have lost a life if a real incident happen. Thank god the gunman wasn't in my school; I'm just glad for everyone's health and safety that no one got injured.


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