Precautionary Lockdowns at Sharon and RHS = False Alarms

January 3, 2020

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ (MERCER)–This afternoon Robbinsville Police and Fire Departments were at Sharon School for a “lockdown” and yesterday another lockdown at Robbinsville High School. Both lockdowns have turned out to be false alarms and everyone is safe. Robbinsville Township Police has responded and cleared the buildings and conducting their investigation.

This official information was provided by the Robbinsville Township Public Schools Facebook page:

Dear Community Members,
In the last two days, we have initiated two lockdowns, one at the Robbinsville High School and one at Sharon Elementary School. A lockdown is a precautionary measure that requires all staff and students to take shelter in locked classrooms until the perceived threat has been evaluated and the building has been deemed safe.

A lockdown can be called under a variety of circumstances, including a medical emergency or the need to isolate an area of the building.

The lockdowns that occurred yesterday and today were both false alarms. We are proud that staff and students effectively carried out the established protocols. Additionally, officers from the Robbinsville Police Department responded with a tactical approach and methodically cleared hallways and classrooms. As we debrief over the next few days, we believe that these incidents will help us to refine our protocols even further.

As always, we thank you for your ongoing support as we strive to create a safe and nurturing academic environment for the Robbinsville Public School community.