Two Students Arrested Following Incident at Morris Knolls High School

Published on March 23, 2023

Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll, Chief of Detectives Robert McNally, and Denville Police Chief Frank Perna announce the arrest of two students following an incident at Morris Knolls High School on March 23, 2023.

On Thursday, Denville Police Department responded to Morris Knolls High School after receiving a report that school staff discovered two students in possession of a gun.  The department’s School Resource Officer arrived on scene quickly, as well as other responding officers.  The involved students were already identified and secured by school staff, as was the weapon, by the time officers arrived.  The two juveniles involved were subsequently arrested and charged with the unlawful possession of a weapon and related charges. Since this matter involves juveniles, no further information will be released. 

There was no active threat to the school, staff or students and the matter remains under investigation.

The safety and security of all Denville’s schools are of paramount importance to the Denville Police Department.  There is no ongoing active or suspected threat to the school, its staff, or its students related to this incident.  However, the Denville Police will have an increased presence at the school over the next few days to help alleviate any fears or concerns. 

Prosecutor Robert Carroll thanks the Morris Knolls administration and staff for their actions and cooperation in identifying and quickly resolving this incident.

A criminal complaint is merely an accusation. Despite this accusation, the juveniles are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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