Lindenwold High School was locked down on Monday while authorities searched for and ultimately found a gun in the possession of a 17-year old student.
According to a statement released by the Lindenwold Police Department and the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office, authorities learned that two students had taken a picture of themselves on Friday with a gun and later posted it on social media. During the ensuing investigation, officers discovered that one of the students had actually brought the gun to school on Monday. A lockdown was ordered and the school was searched until the gun was located. The identities of the students will not be released because they are juveniles.
As a result of posting the pictures, both of the juveniles were arrested and charged with Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful Purpose and Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, both crimes of the 2nd degree if committed by an adult. The juvenile found in possession of the gun on school property likely faces additional charges. The juveniles remain detained in the Camden County Juvenile Detention Facility pending a review hearing in the Camden County Superior Court – Family Division.
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