Two Charged With Juvenile Delinquency That Caused Metuchen High School To Lockdown

April 27, 2023

METUCHEN, NJ (MIDDLESEX)–Middlesex County Prosecutor Yolanda Ciccone and Chief Arthur Flaherty of the Metuchen Police Department announced today, that two juveniles have been charged with an act of juvenile delinquency for offenses which if committed by an adult would constitute Criminal Trespass, in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:18-3(a), a fourth-degree crime.

On Wednesday morning, April 26, 2023, two unidentified juveniles entered the Metuchen High School. Shortly after entering the school, they were identified as non-students. Out of an abundance of caution and to facilitate a further search, the school was placed on lockdown.

Following an investigation by the Metuchen Police Department and the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office, no threat was found.

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Robert Ring of the Metuchen Police Department at (732) 632-8501 or Detective Margaret Kolta of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-8842.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charge against the two juveniles are merely accusations, and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty.