Holmdel School Locked Down in 3rd Hoax “Swatting” Call in 6 Weeks

Another school in one New Jersey town was put on lockdown Tuesday morning after police received yet another apparent hoax "swatting" call, authorities say.

Students and staff at Indian Hill School in Holmdel were ordered to take shelter inside the building while police searched for possible threats. Tuesday marked the third time in six weeks that schools in the Monmouth County town have been locked down or evacuated for apparent hoax calls. 

The threat was made at about 10 a.m., police say. Initially, officials secured students inside other schools in the town, but the lockdown remained in place at Indian Hill, a three-year elementary school, until about 11 a.m. 

Last week, students were cleared out of the William R. Satz School after police say they received a call about an armed intruder in the school.

In late April, police swarmed Village Elementary School, also in Holmdel, after getting a hoax call there. Heavily armed officers were seen on the roof and around the perimeter of the building as police worked to clear the school. 

No arrests have been made in the hoax calls.

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