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Social Media Threat Locks Down Linden High School

By kcora on

A threat posted on Snapchat against Linden High School faculty members has been deemed not credible.

According to police, at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Jan. 10th, the Linden Police Department and Linden Public Schools administration were alerted of a social media threat against a Linden High School faculty member. 

A sweep of the school made by officers from the Linden Police Department, with assistance from the Union County Police Department, and the area was deemed safe. 

Although the threat was quickly deemed not to be credible, as a safety precaution students were dismissed early with additional police presence.

The incident remains under investigation by the Linden Police Juvenile Bureau, and anyone with information regarding this threat is urged to contact Detective Leon Paster at ‪(908) 474-8520‬.

"We will thoroughly investigate and prosecute any threats made against our schools," said Police Chief David Hart.  "Disruptive behavior such as this unnecessarily puts our students and first responders in danger and will not be tolerated."