Galloway Man Charged with Risking Widespread Injury After Shooting a Gun Near a School
Given the events of late, it's probably not a good idea to shoot a gun near a school. A man from Galloway Township is now aware of that.
Around 9:30 Thursday morning, Galloway Township Police responded to Moss Mill Road near the Pilgrim Academy school for the report of shots being fired outside of the building. The school was placed on lock down and responding officers secured the building then confirmed everyone inside the school was fine.
An investigation determined that a nearby resident had discharged several shots into a wooded area near the school. That resident, 57-year-old Michael Maggi, was taken into custody without incident. Cops say several firearms and ammunition were recovered from his home.
Maggi was charged with risking widespread injury, disorderly conduct, and harassment and was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility.
As a precaution, all schools within Galloway Township and Port Republic were advised to shelter in place. That shelter-in-place advisory was lifted a short time later.
While this scene was unfolding in Galloway, authorities were also busy in Vineland, at practically the same time, where Cumberland County College was placed on lock down due to a "hostile intruder." WPVI-TV reports that lock down was issued after the Vineland Police Department began investigating a threat notice they received concerning the neighboring Inspira Medical Center.