BURLINGTON CITY, NJ – Police in Burlington City have determined that an unknown trespasser who entered Burlington City High School unlawfully on Wednesday was let in by a student at the school.
At around 12:40 pm, a Burlington City Police Department school resource officer at the school reported that an unknown subject gained entry into school and was discovered by a faculty member. When he was approached, the subject fled the school into a wooded area near James St.
“Responding officers quickly established a perimeter where the trespasser was last seen and obtained additional information from school officials. The Burlington City High School and St. Paul’s Parochial School issued a “shelter in place” for both facilities while officers continued their investigation,” BCPD said in a statement today. “A Police K9 Unit was requested from New Hanover Police Department along with the Burlington City Police Department’s Unmanned Aircraft System. As these specialized units arrived on scene the trespasser was located and taken into custody.”
The suspect was identified only as a 16-year-old male who was not a student at the school. He was charged with trespassing after police determined his intentions inside the school were not criminal.