Updated at 12:28 p.m.
SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — A suspect was held then released Tuesday morning after a threat on social media prompted a lockdown at Union County Vocational Technical Schools, a spokesman for Union County Police said.
Information about the suspect was not immediately available, the spokesman, Sebastian D’Elia, said. Police searched the buildings and found no threats, he said.
“Everything is clear now,” D’Elia said. “The lockdown is over. The suspect [was] being held for questioning.”
The lockdown was lifted at about 11:20 a.m., an automated message sent to parents and guardians said.
The West Hall building of the Union County Vocational Technical Schools had gone into lockdown around 8:40 a.m., with the remaining buildings sheltering in place until they, too, were locked down until about 11:20 a.m. while police conducted a sweep.
Union County police, along with the sheriff's office and prosecutor's office are continuing their investigation, D’Elia said.
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