Barnegat Township, NJ – A student was stabbed on Friday during a fight that took place at the Barnegat Township High School. The fight broke out early this morning at around 7:48 a.m., according to the Barnegat Police Department.
“Our SRO who was assigned to Barnegat High School was approached by a staff member and advised that there might have been an altercation between students involving a stabbing,” the Barnegat Township Police Department said in a statement today. “The SRO along with additional Barnegat Police officers who immediately responded to the location were able to determine that the report was valid and, subsequently, directed a shelter in place in order to elevate the safety and security posture of the school while the incident was investigated.”
Police said a group of students was engaged in a fight in one of the school bathrooms during which a student was stabbed.
“The student was located and was treated for non-life threatening injuries,” police said. “An edged weapon was recovered and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department CSI unit responded to the school to process the scene and evidence.”
The shelter in place was lifted when officers and command staff determined and were confident that there was no threat to student safety.