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Jan 12, 2021

Unoccupied Gas Cans Found Near Local Elementary School

(Google Photos)

On Monday, Jan. 11, Atlantic Highlands police discovered two unoccupied gas cans on the street next to Atlantic Highlands Elementary School. Police closed East Washington Street to investigate the mysterious gas cans. The entire school evacuated as a precaution.

After a thorough investigation, it was concluded that the cans were left behind by a vehicle breakdown.

The police department wrote on Facebook, “Out of an abundance of caution the street was closed while we confirmed there was no threat to the school. Working with school officials we determined that the cans were left behind accidentally from a vehicle breakdown.”

The department has determined that there is no immediate threat or reason to panic.