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Six NJ State Police Cars at Woodbridge High School?

It's not for the reason you think.


The sudden appearance of six NJ State Police vehicles were at this afternoon set tongues wagging Thursday.

The reason, though, had nothing to do with for which the NJ Dept. of Education is investigating the high school. 

State police were at Woodbridge High to give a training seminar for on how to handle a school shooter situation.

Signs on the doors to the administrative end of the building said that the third floor was closed for the day, in preparation for the training.

That floor was the 'staging area' for the training.

"It was a training exercise, for how to handle an 'active shooter' situation," said NJ State Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Polite. "We do them pretty often at different schools across the state."

Two Edison patrol cars were also in the parking lot. An Edison police official said that two officers had to been sent to observe the training exercise.

"It's all part of the training, how to enter a school where there is an active shooter," Polite said. 

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Jojo August 30, 2012 at 09:32 PM
Fabulous times we live in.
Zach Superior August 30, 2012 at 10:01 PM
Deborah, enough with the sensationalistic headlines. Stand behind solid reporting, not click-throughs.
S August 31, 2012 at 11:24 AM
What was up with all the police cars at the middle school in Woodbridge at midnight on Wednesday?
Danielle September 01, 2012 at 03:25 AM
S, I would like to know also what happened on Wednesday night since it woke up my daughter at 2 am with them searching my neighborhood.
Deborah Bell (Editor) September 01, 2012 at 09:24 AM
Well, that is certainly interesting! I'll see if I can find anything out (although it won't be easy with the holiday weekend.)
Tom Maras September 01, 2012 at 03:01 PM
@Zach, since you provided a link (http://www.zachsuperior.com/resume/) to your resume, and since you are now 'freelancing' and looking for a job and/or clients, why not see if Moveon.org will back you on a site to compete with Patch. Certainly, they could use someone with your credentials.
Danielle September 06, 2012 at 02:27 AM
Deborah, did you find out anything about that Wednesday night?
Al McDorman September 07, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Danielle, I'm guessing they were looking for burglary suspects. They were all over the Inman part of Colonia Wednesday night as well I heard, with apparent would-be burglar suspects casing neighborhoods around there as well. I doubt it will make any news unless they find credible suspects. Keep your eyes open though, and your doors/windows locked to be on the safe side.

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