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Lockdown Lifted at Area Elementary Schools

Two New Jersey schools are now in the clear following a lockdown earlier today. reports that Clementon Elementary School and Albert M. Bean Elementary in Pine Hill, both in Camden County, were placed on protective lockdown around 9 a.m. today following an incident at at nearby apartment complex.  A resident at the housing complex called authorities after he apparently witnessed two men with guns standing in a hallway.

Police arrived to see the two men running across Branch Avenue in Clementon, however the pursuit was called off after cops lost sight of them.

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School officials at C.E.S. and Albert M. Bean say no armed gunmen entered their hallways.





Superintendent/Principal Lynn Marcus posted a statement to parents available on Clementon Elementary School‘s website:

‘Please note that we are no longer in a Tier 1 lockdown. All of the students and staff are safe in our building. We had no incidents here at the school or on school grounds. School is still in session, and we are following our normal procedures and schedules except for PM preschool, which is still cancelled for today.’



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