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Lockout at Lilley School Lifted

School officials reported loud bangs they believed may have been gunshots, but police discovered they were coming from a nearby construction site.

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Gloucester Township Police have determined that children at James W. Lilley Elementary School were not in any danger after the school was placed in a lockout Wednesday afternoon.

The school, located at 1275 Williamstown Road, was placed under a lockout at 1:11 p.m. following reports of loud bangs school officials believed may be gunshots in the distance.

A lockout is a procedure that secures the building perimeter from an external threat, while normal school activities occur inside the school.

Police determined that the loud bangs were coming from a nearby construction site, and the lockout was lifted after about 20 minutes.

The investigation is ongoing.
Uncle Jon April 23, 2014 at 07:36 PM
OMG... you idiots never cease to amaze me with this BS. 2 days in a row now. I'm so glad that I don't have kids in these district schools!
Paul J. DiBartolo April 23, 2014 at 08:01 PM
I hope we're not traumatizing these kids locking down a different school every day. Maybe we should institute a little bit better method of isolating incidents rather than locking down a school every time we hear a loud noise.

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