BRICK — A 15-year-old was shot near Brick Memorial High School on Tuesday afternoon, prompting a lockdown that frightened the community before authorities confirmed that the incident was not a school shooting.

Officials said the teen was wounded about a quarter mile from school property but then ran to the building for help.

As if 3:49 p.m., police had not made any arrests.

The victim, who police did not publicly identify, suffered a grazing wound and was taken the hospital where his parents met him, police said.

Police did not release other details, including why the teen was shot or descriptions of any suspects.

Officials said the school-based officer was the first to respond, quickly followed by others officers dispatched to the scene.

Police said about 2 p.m. that they "currently have everything under control." Police told the public on its social media to "keep the surrounding area clear."

A student at the school reported that the building was placed on lock down but the security measure was then downgraded to a shelter in place before students were bused to the middle school. The district also implemented security measures at other schools.

The last class at Brick Memorial ends at 1:30 p.m. but after-school classes and activities continued.

School will be in session on Wednesday, the principal said in a message to parents Tuesday evening. School officials said that students who left behind their belongings during the evacuation will be able to retrieve them Wednesday morning.

New Jersey 101.5 will continue to update this story with information confirmed by official sources as it becomes available.

Vin Ebenau contributed to this report.

Sergio Bichao is deputy digital editor at New Jersey 101.5. Send him news tips: Call 609-359-5348 or email

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