MIDDLE TOWNSHIP -- Middle Township public schools were placed on lockdown for 20 minutes Wednesday after a township resident's tweet was construed as a threat.

Nobody was hurt and classes resumed after about 20 minutes, Mayor Michael Clark said.

Police are interviewing a 22-year-old who posted to social media, Clark said.

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"A threat was posted on social media. It came to our attention. We sent officers to all schools in Middle Township and posted officers there," Police Chief Chris Leusner said.

Police identified the suspect who posted the tweet. Leusner would not identify him but said he was in custody. No charges have been filed at this point, he said.

The Cape May County Prosecutor's Office is investigating as well, Leusner said.

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