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Threat Made to Newark Charter School Heightened Security at all Campuses

By rlsmetro on

Staff and students at several charter schools were placed on a shelter in place mode as police did a precautionary searched of each building after a threat was made to the institution earlier Tuesday afternoon.

According to preliminary reports, police were called to Marion P. Thomas Shipman Street, South 7th Street, Norfolk Street, and Sussex Avenue campuses after an unspecified threat was made prior to dismissal.

Parents told RLS metro Breaking News that students were ordered to remain in classes and to wait for instruction after the threat was reported before 2:20 p.m.

A more extensive search was conducted at the Sussex Avenue location as authorities with The Essex County Sheriff's Office K-9 units were on the scene and assisted Newark Police.

There were no reports or evidence that anything was found as police officials sent about two patrol units per school and officers guarded over student dismissals and entrances of two of the charter schools buildings.

An email was sent to managing officials at Marion P. Thomas for further public information.

The investigation remains active and ongoing according to authorities.