A gun was discovered at a school in Middle Township this morning, causing several schools to be put on lockdown.

Just before 8:00 this morning, Middle Township Police were alerted by school security that a weapon was observed in a backpack. Middle Township Middle and High Schools were immediately put into lock-down.

The student was identified and retained and the situation was placed under control. The student had an airsoft gun.

All students and staff are safe. The schools are now open and will continue to run as a normal day.