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Police Investigate Social Media Threat Made to "East Side High School"

New Jersey

New Jersey authorities are looking into a reported threat specifically made to a school named "East Side High School”. 

According to preliminary information, on Tuesday,  Paterson Police reportedly intercepted a message on an Instagram social media story page that said, "Don't come to Eastside tomorrow." 

The message also reportedly had an image of a gun. 

Paterson Police did not confirm if the message was for the district's East Side High School because the statement did not have a specific city listed in the threat. 

An information search revealed that New Jersey has two East Side High Schools, one in Paterson and the other in Newark's Ironbound section. 

Newark officials were notified of the threat and the incident remains under investigation.