Montclair Police: No Weapon Recovered at High School; Incident Under Investigation

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Helicopter flying over Montclair High School during Wednesday’s lockdown.

The official statement from Montclair Police regarding incident at Montclair High School Wednesday that resulted in a lockdown at both MHS and Renaissance Middle School:


On Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 1033 hours, the Montclair Police Department received a call that a Montclair High School student was in possession of a weapon. The School Resource Officer was immediately notified as well as the Montclair High School Administration.

Montclair High School was temporarily placed on lockdown as was nearby Renaissance School due to its close proximity to the high school. Montclair Police responded and quickly located the student in question outside of the George Innes School. No weapon was recovered. Further investigation revealed two other students with potential involvement in the incident. Those students were identified and once it was determined that there was no longer a threat to the students and staff, the lockdown was lifted.

There were no reported injuries as a result of the incident. No weapons were recovered and at this time, no arrests have been made. The incident remains under investigation by the Montclair Police Department.

Terence Turner
Detective Sergeant
Montclair Police Department

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