Peoples Academy
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Morristown schools went into a lockdown briefly Wednesday after police received a complaint from a concerned citizen.

The lockdown went into effect late Wednesday morning and was lifted shortly after noon, when police determined there was no threat.

Morristown Police Department Detective Ryan Bjerke said a citizen called who thought they’d seen someone driving by the playground at the intersection of Route 15A and 12 with a gun in the vehicle. He said “at face value,” the information was concerning enough to alert school officials, even though there was no specific threat directed at them or the school.

The supervisory union’s central office was alerted, since the office is near the playground, and the school officials extended the “secure mode” to Morristown Elementary and Peoples Academy middle and high schools.

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