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Lower Township, NJ - On January 23, 2023 Cape May County Dispatch received a phone call reporting an active shooter at the Lower Cape May Regional High Lower township police shieldSchool.  An immediate multi-agency response was initiated.  Active Shooter protocols were swiftly activated by the school, law enforcement officers, as well as additional first responders.  Ultimately the report was determined to be false.

A thorough follow-up investigation was conducted by the Lower Township Police Department who identified the caller.  The caller was identified as a 29 year old female who resides in Philadelphia, PA.  Coordination was made with the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Officer, who opined to charge the subject on a summons with False Public Alarms, a violation of New Jersey Title 2C:33-3a, a crime of the    third degree.  The subject is now pending further adjudication. 

*Any charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless he is proven guilty.

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