Investigation underway after firearm projectile found near Hazlet elementary school
The Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office and Hazlet Police announced that a joint investigation is underway after a projectile from a firearm was found on the grounds of Cove Road Elementary School on Thursday.
Hazlet Police and the MCPO responded to the school Thursday morning after an employee blowing the leaves in the area made a concerning discovery.
As of right now in their investigation, police believe this discovery may be tied to a report of shots fired on Tuesday night, around 10:14 pm, when a 911 caller said they heard shots in a neighborhood behind the school.
There were no reports of shots fired on Thursday, police said.
On Tuesday night, police didn't find any evidence of shots fired or any witnesses who could explain what they saw.
To learn what happened and when, Hazlet Police and the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office continue the investigation.
With what they know right now, Hazlet Police and the MCPO want to alleviate any concerns stating that there "does not appear to be any reason for concern to students or local residents, particularly considering the fact that that call came long after school hours had ended."
If you have any information or know someone who does on what happened, you're urged to call Hazlet Police Detective Nick Logothetis at (732) 264-6565 and/or Detective Brian Hammarstrom of the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Bureau at (800) 533-7443.