LAKEWOOD-The Lakewood Board of Education meeting this week was evacuated after a suspicious item was found in the parking lot during the meeting.
“Last evening the Lakewood Police Department responded to investigate the report of a suspicious package that was found in the parking lot of the Lakewood Board of Education. Further investigation determined that a suitcase that was put out for the trash by a nearby resident and was relocated to the Board of Ed parking lot,” said Captain Greg Staffordsmith of the Lakewood Police Department. “Although we do not know who moved the trash, the suitcase was deemed to be safe nonetheless. Furthermore, there isn’t any indication that the relocation of the suitcase was meant to cause alarm.”