Scotch Plains Superintendent Dr. Joan Mast assured staff, students, and administrators that the high school was safe and police were investigating 'what they believe was' a threat made against the high school.
Police officials placed extra officers at Scotch Plains High School after an image of an unidentified person wearing blackface posed in front of a confederate flag and threatened the high school over the weekend.
Scotch Plains authorities would not confirm if the person in the image is a student of the high school or if he is known to the town, but several individuals who posted comments on the local Facebook page called the person "Matt."
They alluded to the fact that the person in blackface lives locally according to the town's Facebook page.
In a letter that went to the entire school body at around 5:30 a.m., Monday, Superintendent Dr. Joan Mast said, "the safety of our students and staff is our first priority. Schools are safely in session today".
The investigation into the incident remains active and ongoing.
No arrests have been reported.
IMAGE: Scotch Plains Facebook Page.