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Newark Police Investigates Two Threats Made Against North Ward Elementary School


Police in Newark are investigating two bomb threats made against an elementary school in the city's North Ward. 

Officials say the Rafael Hernandez Elementary School was subject to threats on social media that placed the building on heightened alert on Tuesday and early this morning. 

A reverse 911 "Remind" message sent to parents on Wednesday morning said the following: 

"Good morning, please be advised 'another' comment was posted online last night. Police will be present this morning" 

Parents dropping their children to school Wednesday morning were met with Newark Police officers, an Essex County Sheriff bomb squad, and district security. Authorities performed a thorough search of the building. 

According to officials, another threatening message was intercepted on Tuesday and had Newark Police at the elementary school. 

The incident remains under investigation, and no arrests have been reported at this time.