A college and the public schools in a northwestern New Jersey town are on lockdown after being informed a man had called police claiming he had an assault rifle and was in the woods behind the high school.
Schools in Hackettstown and Centenary College are keeping students inside while police search the area behind Hackettstown High School in Warren County.
County Public Safety Director Frank Wheatley tells The Express-Times of Easton, Pa., there have been no sightings of the man and no threats were made. The newspaper says the man called from an untraceable number and claimed to be 19.
Centenary College officials say they were told the call came into the county communications center at 9:45 a.m. and that the man being sought is wearing a black sweatshirt and could have hidden the reported weapon.