UNION, NJ – Union High School Principal Mark Hoyt sent a voice message to parents Friday afternoon, at about 2:45, in response to the lockdown still in place at the school.

Hoyt’s message says:

"Good afternoon.  This is Mr. Hoyt calling from Union High School.  Earlier today the Union Police Department received information that led to a lockdown at Union High School.  Police officers took control of the situation and have been assessing the credibility of the information received."

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“The High School currently remains in a modified lockdown while officers secure the building, classroom by classroom.  Despite the information being widely circulated on social media, no students have been injured and the current situation has nothing to do with any other situations during the day."

"As soon as the situation is cleared by the Union Police Department, all students will be dismissed.”