Suitcase Thrown into New Jersey School Yard Prompts Police Response
By Phil Stilton
LAKEWOOD–Just three days after the tragic school shooting in Newport, CT, a suitcase thrown into a school yard in Lakewood, New Jersey shut down the school and surrounding area while CIU and K-9 Units from the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department were called in to investigate, according to the Lakewood Scoop.
TLS reports that shortly after 12 pm, during a school break, a suitcase was thrown into the Yeshivah Ketana’s gated school yard by a passerby, and police were alerted. The incident happened withing the town’s Orthodox Jewish community.
Upon arrival, Lakewood police ordered all the children inside the building and shut down the streets around the 3rd Street and Lexington Avenue yard.
The Lakewood Fire Department and EMS staged in the area as well. Ocean County’s K-9 Unit was called in to examine the item, which turned out to be an empty suitcase.
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