Lockdown Follows Student Slaying in Newark - NBC New York

Lockdown Follows Student Slaying in Newark



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    Counselors will be available at two schools in Newark after a student was gunned down and a school was put under lockdown.

    Officials say the Weequahic High School student was walking along Aldine Street Wednesday when a car pulled up, someone got out and shot him dead as part of a targeted attack.

    Soon after, three men fleeing two assailants ran into the principal's office at the Louise Spencer school, prompting a 65-minute lockdown.

    Mayor Cory Booker says school security officers asked the two men believed to be chasing the men to leave.

    Booker says officials didn't notify parents about the lockdown because they quickly determined there was no threat to students.

    The slain student has been identified as 18-year-old Paul Hudson Jr.

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