Prank leads to school lockdown

June 3, 2008 10:57:41 AM PDT
A prank led to a lockdown of schools in Ocean County, New Jersey today. According to the Southern Regional School District web site, the incident that prompted an active lockdown "was the result of a middle school student prank. The student is in custody."

The district's high school and middle school were placed on lockdown following the threat, which was received at 12:10 p.m.

Barnegat schools also went into lockdown as of 12:45 p.m. as a precautionary measure.

Police took the student into custody just before 1:30. The lockdown was then lifted.