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Social Media Threat Locks Down James Caldwell High School Music Marathon

By rlsmetro on
West Caldwell

A threat made on a social media platform had police in the western Essex County town of West Caldwell lock down a music marathon fundraiser on Saturday.

Authorities confirmed that James Caldwell High School was under lockdown on Saturday afternoon during an all-day music event after a concern was raised about a potential threatening post.

According to a statement released by police, West Caldwell Police was notified of a potential threat at the high school sending officers to the scene to investigate.

School administrators placed the school in a lockdown status as a precaution until police finished their search of the school authorities said.

Police have not confirmed several rumors of a former student of the school posing on the social media platform with a gun that may have sparked the lockdown.

The West Caldwell Police Department is currently handling the investigation.