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Westwood Regional High School Locked Down Over Alert System Malfunction

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Westwood NJ, at approximately 11:07 AM The Washington Township Police Department responded to the Westwood High School for a reported lockdown.  Township Police arrived and entered the structure.  Within moments, surrounding agencies arrived on scene to assist.

Initial indications were the lockdown alert system malfunctioned.  The school remained in lockdown while police searched the entire building.  The search confirmed there was no threat.

Westwood High School announced a 12:50 PM early dismissal to facilitate investigating the cause of the malfunction.

The Washington Township Police Department wants to thank the Westwood Police, River Vale Police, Hillsdale Police, Ridgewood Police, Emerson Police, and the Bergen County Sherrifs Department SWAT Team for their quick response.

Township Police want to advise students and their families that there were no indications of threats or harm to the school, students, or personnel during this incident.

The Westwood High School staff and students followed all appropriate protocols and should be commended for their professionalism and cooperation.

The school is now considered safe and secure.


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