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Social Media Threat to Attack Teachers Shuts Down Newark Charter School


Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports that Newark Police Major Crimes and Criminal Intelligence Detectives are investigating a social media threat to harm teachers at a North Star Academy School received by police late last night.

Police initiated an investigation shortly before midnight after being alerted to the threat. After conferring with the school’s principal, school officials decided to dismiss the students and to close the school.

This is an active and ongoing investigation with additional security measures being implemented by North Star Academy and members of the Newark Police Division.

Director Ambrose urges anyone with information regarding the threat to call the Department's 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).

All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.