Police: Everyone safe after High Tech placed on lockdown due to gun threat

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High Tech High School was briefly placed on lockdown this afternoon after a student was believed to have had a gun inside the school, but police determined the threat was not a credible one, according to North Bergen Police Chief Robert Dowd. High Tech High School

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“This afternoon, High Tech was placed on lockdown after we received calls that there was a potential threat of a student being inside with a gun,” Dowd exclusively told Hudson County View over the phone.

“However, after a thorough investigation, we were able to determine there was no such threat inside the school and students were able to be dismissed regularly.”

A source, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said the lockdown began around 2:30 p.m. and ended shortly before 4 p.m.

Around 4:15 p.m., buses could be seen transporting students home, as they would any other day, with police officers directing traffic on Tonnelle Avenue.

High Tech is located at 2000 85th Street, near the intersection of Tonnelle Avenue and 85th Street.