Shelter in Place at Linden High School Following Bomb Threat Investigation
Students at Linden High School were forced to shelter-in-place for several hours this morning following a bomb threat.
School officials received the threat at approximately 8:45 am and immediately notified police. Students were sheltered-in-place at the school while police responded to the threat. During a shelter-in-place, all classes go on normally inside the building, but no one is allowed to enter or leave the building.
“We take all threats against our students and staff extremely seriously, and took every precaution in this matter,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Danny A. Robertozzi. “We want to thank all of our emergency personnel for responding quickly and doing a thorough search to ensure everyone’s safety.”
First responders from across the area, including the Union County Bomb Squad and Union County Sheriff's K-9 units, responded to the scene and assisted with a systematic search of the facility. At approximately 11:15 am the school was declared safe and the shelter-in-place was lifted.
“It is unfortunate that our children's education has to be disrupted by reckless threats like these,” said Linden Police Chief David Hart. “Each of these threats are taken very seriously, and we will use every resource at our disposal to ensure that the person responsible is brought to justice.
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.