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Bomb Threat Evacuates Linden High School’s Main Building


According to authorities, the school received the call at approximately 8 a.m. Police were immediately notified, and school officials made the decision to evacuate students from the building. They were taken to the LHS Academy of Science and Technology across the street.

A search of the building was conducted, and the building was declared safe at approximately 9:45 a.m. Students returned to the building and resumed their regular class schedule.

“We understand how worrisome a situation like this is to parents, and how frustrating it is for our staff and students,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Danny Robertozzi. “The safety of everyone in the building is our top priority, so we have to take every possible precaution. We want to thank everyone for their patience and understanding, and our law enforcement officers for their quick and thorough action in ensuring everyone is protected.”

Officials say this is the second threat against the school in a week; students were sheltered in place following a similar threat on Dec. 7. Detectives do not believe the threats are related.

“Threats like this are disruptive, reckless, and needlessly endanger the lives of students, faculty, and first responders,” said Chief of Police David Hart. “We are using every resource available to identify those responsible in both of these cases and hold them accountable.”

Responding agencies included the Union County Bomb Squad, Union County Sheriff's K-9 unit, Union County Police Department, and Roselle Police Department.

The incident remains under investigation, and anyone with information regarding this threat is urged to contact The Linden Police Juvenile Bureau at ‪(908) 474-8520‬.