By CBS3 Staff

LAWRENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — A scary moment for students and staff at Lawrence High School after a student brought a weapon inside. Chopper 3 was over the Mercer County school.

(Credit: Chopper 3)

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Officials say the school resource officer found the student and the weapon.

Police were notified.

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The school was placed on lockdown as officers searched the building and all the students’ bags.

After police gave the all-clear, students continued with their day.

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The school says that any student caught with a weapon is referred to law enforcement and punished accordingly.