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Student in custody after reported social media threat

February 27, 2018

Members of SWAT prepare to enter Dumont High School while the school is under lockdown in Dumont, N.J., Monday Feb. 26, 2018. A New Jersey high school student was taken into custody after a reported social media threat that prompted the lockdown and a SWAT team response. (Amy Newman/The Record via AP)

DUMONT, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey high school student was taken into custody after a reported social media threat that prompted a lockdown and a SWAT team response.

Dumont police told The Record on Monday that a threat was made on social media by a 15-year-old Dumont High School sophomore and seen by another student.

Chief Michael Conner said a gun was found at the student’s home. It wasn’t clear whether the weapon belonged to the student.

The Bergen County SWAT team responded to the school along with police from Dumont and surrounding towns. No weapons were found in the school.

The Dumont Public Schools sent a message to parents saying the student was taken into custody at about 1:15 p.m. and the lockdown was lifted.

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Information from: The Record (Woodland Park, N.J.), http://www.northjersey.com

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