October 6, 2022
TRENTON, NJ (MERCER)–City of Trenton officials say that at approximately 1:00 p.m. there were multiple incidents that took place at TCHS, today (Oct. 6), involving students. A shelter-in-place was implemented while law enforcement assisted the TCHS security team and district officials. As a precaution, recommended by the Trenton Police Department, the district implemented a staggered early release for TCHS students starting at 1:20 p.m. through the normal 2:00 p.m. dismissal time. All after-school clubs were canceled. Students involved in supervised activities or athletics were cleared to remain on campus with their advisor or coach. Officials are investigating the incidents to determine the parties involved and next steps. We are calling on our TPS families to encourage their children not to use violence to resolve conflicts. These violent incidents often jeopardize the safety of innocent students and adults in our schools. As a district, we are committed to eliminating these acts of violence from the educational setting and creating a safe and secure space for teaching and learning. Our schools will not be a battleground, any student who chooses to engage in violent behavior may be permanently removed from the school setting and offered alternative educational options. As always, the safety of our staff and students will always be a top priority.