Hackettstown's Cole Kimball, recovering from shoulder surgery, pitching well for Washington Nationals this spring.
Hackettstown High School
Monday, March 18, 2013
Monday, February 11, 2013
Hackettstown High School hosts consortium of teachers, students from the area about benefits of online learning.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Hackettstown High School seniors collecting donations with hopes of filling 18-wheeler to bring to Central Regional High School in Bayville.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Bruin first spotted in the area of Hackettstown High School Tuesday morning, police said.
Hackettstown High School, Hatchery Hill School and Hackettstown Middle School have lifted their modified lockdown Tuesday after a bear in the area fled from authorities, Hackettstown Police Sgt. Darren Tynan said. At 7:40 a.m. Tuesday police responded to a report of a bear in the back yard of someone's home, Tynan said. The bear was not acting in an aggressive manner, Tynan said. Authorities then followed the bruin into the quarry, and subsequently onto the State Fish Hatchery property, Tynan said. A short while later, the bear was spotted on Arthur Terrace, Shelley Drive, and on the Minebrook Golf Course on Schooley's Mountain Road, Tynan said. The school lockdown was lifted at approximately 11 a.m., and no one was injured as a result of…
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Authorities still conducting investigation into Hackettstown lockdown in March.
Warren County Prosecutor Richard Burke said Wednesday there is still no suspect in the Hackettstown High School lockdown incident that occurred on Monday, March 26. The prosecutor would only relay the message through his secretary over the phone, and the investigation is continuing, the office said. An alleged gunman called the county dispatch center three times that morning, telling a dispatcher he had an AK-47 and was hiding in the woods near the school. From that point forward, an exhaustive search was conducted by local and state law enforcement agencies throughout the town for nearly four hours. A press conference conducted later in the day by then-prosecutor Scott Ferguson revealed no person or evidence of any kind was found. …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Dispatcher kept man on phone, engaged in conversation while police searched Hackettstown.
A telecommunicator from the Warren County dispatch center kept a caller on the phone for some 90 minutes Monday, continuing a dialogue with a man who said he was hiding in the woods near Hackettstown High School with a weapon, according to dispatch center manager Frank Wheatley. The man, who said he was of Swedish descent, made three consecutive phone calls to the center, Wheatley said. The first to say he was hiding and had a weapon–an AK-47, Wheatley said–then a second, and eventually a third, where telecommunicator Rymon opened a conversation with the caller, Wheatley said. The threat forced all of Hackettstown’s schools, and most of the town itself, into a lockdown while law enforcement officials from the area and state searched for …
Monday, March 26, 2012
When reports of a gunman locked down Hackettstown on March 26, the process ratcheting down movement ramped up the anxiety as rumor spread as fast as text messages.
What began as an average march Monday took a turn for the surreal at just after 10 a.m. when word of an armed gunman in the woods near Hackettstown High school triggered a lockdown. Parents were not informed of the possible threat by the school, but rather from phone calls and text messages from their children. As the late morning turned into afternoon, more and more parents assembled outside the barricades, mingling with a growing number of police and media. Each text or phone call caused a flurry of activity as students complained of hunger, the lack of a bathroom break and of underlying fear. But despite all the reports led to an unfounded claim. After an exhaustive search that included a helicopter and a canine unit no suspect or …
Warren County Prosecutor says search came up empty.
After a four-hour long search of Hackettstown High School and the surrounding areas, officials were unable to find any evidence of a gun or gunman after calls made to 911 Monday morning said there was one in the woods. Warren County Prosecutor Scott Ferguson held a press conference at the high school Monday afternoon, and said an exhaustive search yielded no results. Ferguson said the matter remains an active investigation, but do not have a suspect. “We don’t think that there’s any threat to any of the schools,” Ferguson said. A caller to 911 stated he was in possession of a weapon in the vicinity of Hackettstown High School around 9:45 a.m. Monday, Ferguson said, and that’s when the school went into lockdown. There will be enhanced …
A alleged gunman forced Hackettstown into a virtual lockdown Monday.
Students who left school during a free period, parents of children in class, and general onlookers stood at the corner of Madison and Warren Streets in Hackettstown Monday, wondering if an alleged gunman was running loose. A person made calls to 911 Monday morning saying he or she was in the woods near Hackettstown High School and had a weapon, according to Warren County Prosecutor Scott Ferguson. Residents and class members surrounded the area–as far as authorities would let them–to get a glimpse of what was happening, and to find out what was actually happening. The lockdown at Hackettstown High School and surrounding schools lasted nearly four hours.
First reports were of gunman in woods beyond high school.
Patch is updating this story frequently. Keep checking back. Latest news: Lockdowns throughout Hackettstown were ending around 2 p.m. Monday, hours after a man called police claiming he had a gun in the woods near Hackettstown High School. The high school began dismissing students shortly before 2 p.m. Monday. Students with cars could be seen leaving the school in groups, but parents were still not allowed to pick up students at that time. Junior Rob DiRienzo said the school's vice principal announced over the loudspeaker that the threat, which shuttered schools throughout town, was deemed "unsubstantiated." "The threat was unfounded and the nature of the threat is a matter of an ongoing investigation," the school said in a notice …