A residential break-in Wednesday afternoon caused a Franklin Lakes School to put staff and students on lock-down, district Superintendent Frank Romano announced in a constant contact communication to parents Wednesday night.
“Late [Wednesday] afternoon, two men broke into a home on Colonial Road near our Colonial Road Elementary School,” Romano said in the communication.
“Because there were afterschool programs in session, the administration placed the school in external lockdown. All children were brought into the school, and at the end of their day, they were released to parents and notified by staff of what transpired.”
According to Romano, local police cleared the site at about 5 p.m., and school will open regularly Thursday.
“Please know that I have been in regular communication with our police department since the event, and I will continue to stay regularly connected during the next two days,” Romano said.
Franklin Lakes Police Lt. John Bakelaar said Wednesday night the PD cannot yet release any comments on the incident.