A social media threat that appears to have been erroneously tied to Bayonne High School earlier today was actually connected to a school in New Mexico.
Parents of students in Bayonne formed a line around the school to check on the status of a lockdown that occurred this morning.
According to previous reports, Bayonne High School was placed on lockdown after a Snapchat post reportedly posted by a 16-year-old student that stated;
“ATTENTION all BHS (sic) students prepare too (sic) see my wrath tomorrow hahaha you all (expletive) up. I’m going to be the next to go down in history you SCUMS (expletive) all bhs, I dare you to go to school tm (sic) I want to see how many people I can take with me.”
A preliminary investigation determined that the suspected social media threat appears to actually be connected to Belan High School (BHS) in New Mexico, not posing any threat against Bayonne High School.
According to Belen Police Chief Scott Conner, officers Thursday traced the post to Jonathan Flores, 16, of Belen, who has been charged with assault on school personnel, public nuisance, disturbing lawful assembly, disorderly conduct, unlawful use of a telephone and interference with the education system.
The incident remains under investigation.