New Jersey school on police lockdown

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WEST CALDWELL, New Jersey (PIX11) — A New Jersey school was locked down Wednesday afternoon while police officers conduct a “room-by-room sweep” of the building, officials said.

Multiple police departments were called to Essex Valley School, a private vocational campus for middle school and high school students located at 1 Henderson Drive in West Caldwell, officials said.

It was not clear what sparked the heavy police presence. Further details were not immediately available.