Morris County Tech Placed On Lockdown, Students Report Shooting Threat


DENVILLE — The Morris County School of Technology is lockdown this morning as police investigated a shooting threat.

Parsippany Police issued the following statement:

Morris County Vocational Technical School (Denville Campus) implemented a lockdown this morning. Parsippany students being transported on buses were rerouted to Parsippany Hills High School (PHHS) and are safely there. Those students who are shared time will either remain at PHHS or be transported to Parsippany High School for the remainder of their classes today. Parsippany Police are assisting with security at our district schools.

While the Denville Police Department conducts their investigation, will have an increased Police presence at area schools. The increased presence is strictly precautionary and no threats have been made towards any school in the district.

At the same time, Parsippany Hills High School was on lockdown.

In response to a perceived student threat at Parsippany Hills High School, the school implemented a lockdown. The situation has been secured and Parsippany Police are handling the matter. The lockdown has ended and students and staff have returned to regular instruction. A student sustained minor injuries during the lockdown and is being treated by EMT. The injuries the student sustained were caused when the student attempted to exit through a first floor window and cut himself.

This lockdown is separate from the MCST lockdown.