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School Safety Takes Center Stage in New Brunswick

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Students and parents are expected to speak out at the upcoming Board of Education meeting after recent incidents have led to increased safety concerns.

On the morning of January 19, images purportedly depicting a gun inside New Brunswick High School (NBHS) circulated among the student body, leading to an intense lockdown.

The lockdown began at exactly 9:20 am, disrupting classes for more than two hours, before giving way to a "shelter in place" at approximately 11:55 am, according to a student.

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Police Still Looking Man Who Snatched Purse in Downtown

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Police announced they are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a female's purse near Starbucks back on July 24.

According to the New Brunswick Police Department (NBPD) press release published three weeks after the incident, the robbery began when the thief followed the woman up Church Street after she exited the George Street Starbucks at around 8 am.

Before and after the thief took off running with the victim's purse, his image was apparently captured on multiple surveillance cameras.

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NBPD Investigated Assault, Shooting, Carjacking on Same Summer Day

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Detectives were spotted investigating another shooting that took place near Throop Avenue and Comstock Street in the city's Second Ward.

It was shortly before mignight on Sunday, August 5, and it looked like it might be the last major crime of the day.

It was a day that already had seen two men injured in an aggravated assault on the other side of the city.

But more crime was still to come before the clock struck midnight.

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MCPO: Monroe Man Asked 14-Year-Old Boy to Perform Oral Sex

MONROE, NJ—Michael Tuhy, 30-year-old Township resident, is facing charges of lewdness, third-degree endangering sexual contact with a child, and making terroristic threats following his July 13 arrest.

According to the initial complaint filed against him, Michael A. Tuhy threatened a 14-year-old boy and asked the boy to perform oral sex on him.  It also stated that Tuhy exposed his penis and urinated in front of the victim.

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Police: 25-Year-Old Man Arrested After Killing Mother of Four

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Authorities confirmed that they have arrested a North Brunswick man they believe is responsible for the city's second homicide of 2017.

The fatal shooting occurred on Seventh Street, two blocks north of the New Brunswick Middle School, at around 10:30 am on July 14.

In a press statement three days later, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office (MCPO) identified 25-year-old Christian Cortes as the shooter who took the life of Desiree Alvarado, a 38-year-old mother of four.