UPDATE: Today, at approximately 12 noon, Winslow Middle School Administration notified Winslow Police that they had recovered an air-soft handgun at the Middle School. Officers and Detectives responded back to the Middle School and met with school personnel and a 12y/o male, juvenile in the office. The school personnel turned over a BB handgun, that they had recovered from the juvenile.
Upon completion of the investigation, the juvenile was charged and processed for false public alarms and possession of a handgun.
This incident is a separate incident and not related to the earlier incident at the High School.
WINSLOW TOWNSHIP, NJ (GLOUCESTERCITYNEWS.NET)--Today, May 30 at approximately 0847hrs the School Resource Officer (SRO) received information from Winslow High School Administration that a threat of a shooting at the High School had been left on a school voicemail number. Winslow High School was immediately placed on a lockdown status as additional police and emergency personnel responded to the scene. Winslow Middle School, which is adjacent to the High School was placed in a lockout status, for precautionary measures.
As Winslow Police was conducting the investigation into the threat, a juvenile suspect was identified. The juvenile was subsequently taken into custody without incident and transported to Police Headquarters.
At approximately 1015hrs, both schools had their lockdown and lockout protocols lifted and were advised to return to normal status. No guns or any weapons were located or recovered during the investigation. The investigation revealed that the threat was not credible.
The juvenile will be charged with false public alarms and terroristic threats.
Three subjects were transported, via ambulance, to area hospitals for medical issues not related to this threat.