Lockout Lifted at Chews Elementary School

A teenager was shooting a BB gun in a nearby backyard. The children were not in any danger.

Photo provided by the Gloucester Township Police Department
Photo provided by the Gloucester Township Police Department
Gloucester Township Police have determined children at Chews Elementary School were not in any danger after the school was placed in a lockout Tuesday morning due to a teenager shooting a rifle in a nearby backyard.

The school, located at 600 Somerdale Road, was placed under a lockout at 8:47 a.m. following reports of a teenager target shooting in a nearby backyard with a rifle.

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

The teenage juvenile who had been shooting a BB gun in his backyard was located. The lockout ended after about 25 minutes when police determined the children in the school were not in danger.

The investigation is ongoing.
Uncle Jon April 22, 2014 at 06:53 PM
Ha! The Ole' Red Ryder strikes again! You liberal fools! LMFAO! You need to get a life and stop living in constant fear of everything.
Paul J. DiBartolo April 22, 2014 at 07:40 PM
Twenty-five minute interruption...that was probably enough to ruin the possibility of learning anything all day. Try again tomorrow.
Uncle Jon April 22, 2014 at 08:56 PM
There will be no learning tomorrow either, Paul. It is now a day designated for counseling, mental health evaluations and healing efforts from social workers. They might open a book by Friday, but I doubt it...


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