Lockdown at NJ college lifted

February 20, 2008 12:32:25 PM PST
St. Peter's College locked down its campus Wednesday after the discovery of a note threatening violence at the northern New Jersey school. School spokeswoman Lorraine McConnell says campus security became aware at 10:40 a.m. Wednesday of the handwritten note, taped in the stairwell of an administration and classroom building.

The college had e-mail and cell phone text message alerts to students within two minutes.

McConnell says it was the first time the private Roman Catholic school used its text message alert system, installed last summer in response to the Virginia tech killings.