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Authorities Enhance Security at Newark Arts High School after Social Media Threat


A threat reportedly aimed at conducting bodily harm on staff and student at Newark's Arts High School had authorities boost security at the school today -Friday-.

According to authorities, police arrived at the school located in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Boulevard at around 7:45 a.m. after a message indicating bodily violence was found on a social media site Thursday evening and specifically named the school as it's target.

School security officials were joined by Newark Police officers for extensive student searches as they entered the building for the start of the school day authorities said.

According to police, after an investigation, they are currently looking for the individual who posted the threat.

A statement released to parents from school officials stated that although today's incident was deemed "unsubstantiated," they've determined to increase security for the entire day.

There were no extracurricular activities after school.