UNION, NJ - A lockdown is currently underway at Union High School, beginning Friday morning just after 11:00 a.m., according to a police official.
The Union police have established a perimeter around the building. As of 1:30 p.m., the lockdown was still in progress.
Police Captain Robert Perez said there have been no gunshots, as rumored. The police are conducting an investigation in incidents that have occurred at school earlier in the day. Perez said that is the reason for the lockdown.
Earlier unofficial reports detailed that in the morning a student was detained by police for bringing a hammer to school, allegedly for self-defense. After that incident, other fights broke out in the school, resulting in the lockdown. Unofficial reports say a student put a mention of a gun on Twitter, but no official word on that has been provided.
As details become available, and the school provides additional information, TAPinto Union will provide an update.