Wallace Primary School

3/23/2007 Lockdown:

See some emails from readers below, and note that the High School just evoked early dismissal as a result (not sure.. but why the HS?)

Hi Hoboken411:

Just heard that there was a school lockdown in Hoboken about two hours ago that was instigated by the HPD as a result of a non-custodial parent at the Wallace School trying to abduct their child from the playground.

Scary stuff. It is my understanding that all the schools in Hoboken were ordered into a lockdown but that everything is fine now. Nice to know they had a procedure in place and that it worked well.

Pretty newsworthy and scary. Thought you ought to know. You may have already heard of it on your police scanner.

Keep up the good work! Hoboken loves Hoboken411!

And earlier (when I was dealing with lawyers…)


The Hoboken Schools were on lockdown today. Very scary!! Did you hear anything on the scanner?

Primary School

Description – Public Schools
Services – PK-4th grades
Website – www.hobokenk12.powertolearn.net
Address – 1100 Willow Ave, Hoboken, New Jersey ( NJ ) 07030-3203
Telephone – (201) 356-3650

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17 Comments on "Wallace Primary School"

8 years 10 months ago

So. Fucking. Scary.

Thank God everything worked out. Any updates on the situation?

8 years 10 months ago

I called the school and they said it was a drill.

8 years 10 months ago

Sam, are you a parent of a child there? I would love to get confirmation from one. This is one of those ‘too close to home’ things.

8 years 10 months ago

Yes I am.

8 years 10 months ago

Even if it’s not a drill, this is not a mass murderer on the loose-it’s a non-custodial parent attempted kidnapping. I’m not saying that’s a good thing, or even less than a bad thing, but what I am saying is that there was 1 child (or 1 family of children) in danger of being kidnapped. This wasn’t a school shooting or anything else. So, try not to overreact Jeni.