SOMERSET, NJ - Despite speculation on social media, no guns were found on any of the four students removed from the high school earlier today, according to Franklin Township Police Department Lt. Phil Rizzo.
Rizzo also stated that no guns were found at the school and that the investigation is still ongoing.
Four students were escorted by police off campus Thursday morning as part of an ongoing police investigation, according to officials.
"Administration, in cooperation with the Franklin Township Police Department, conducted an investigation regarding an incident involving a few of our students, which occurred off campus last evening," an alert sent to parents from the high school reads. "Four of our students then accompanied the police off campus to continue the investigation."
FHS administration implemented a shelter in place early in the morning, according to school officials. During the shelter in place, students continued classwork, but the hallways were kept clear, according to officials.
An alert sent to parents said, "at no time were any students in danger."
Once the students involved in the investigation left the building, the shelter in place was lifted and regularly scheduled classes resumed, according to officials.
FTPD, Lt. Phil Rizzo said the department is in the middle of an ongoing, active investigation and does not have additional information at this time.
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