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Paterson school goes into brief lockdown following report of gunfire outside

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School 28 was briefly placed on lockdown on Friday afternoon following report of gunfire outside.

Police received information of gunfire on Clinton Street little before 1 p.m. Police did not find shell casings or other indicators of a shooting, according to a law enforcement source.

“We made a determination there was nothing to it,” said James Smith, head of security at the Paterson Public Schools.

Smith, a former police captain, said the school was placed on lockdown for 10-15 minutes.

Police gave the school the green-light to come out of the shelter in place procedure.

The school went into lockdown as a preventative measure, said Smith. “I commend them for doing that,” said Smith.

Police added extra attention to the area around the school for dismissal time.

Email: jay@patersontimes.com

  • John Brown

    well school 28 is right next to the chicken store where people get shot all the time. so no surprise !

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