A swift police and school official investigation into a reported gun threat made against the high school had cops take a teen into custody overnight.
Police said shortly after 8:00 p.m. last night, the Linden Police Department was contacted by Linden Public School Officials and concerned parents who reported a threat against Linden High School students.
According to authorities, a picture seen on social media sites showed a boy holding what appeared to be a handgun and warned students “Don’t go to school tomorrow.”
A 15-year-old boy responsible for the threat was arrested last night at his residence without incident. He is charged with third-degree terroristic threats and was released to his parents.
“There no credible threat to Linden High School students or faculty.” Said Detective/Captain William Turbett, Commander of the Linden Police Investigative Division. School officials confirmed in an email to parents and staff that the school will be open and maintain a regular schedule. Turbett stated extra security will be in place as a precautionary measure.
“The safety of our schools is a top priority! We are thankful to those who came forward with this information and are pleased that it has been resolved so quickly.” Said Turbett.
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