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UPDATE: Elizabeth School District Issues Statement About Social Media Threat

By kcora on

The Elizabeth Public Schools District issued the following statement Wednesday morning concerning the reported threat against Elizabeth High School:

Elizabeth Public Schools is highly committed to ensuring a safe and secure learning community for students, families, and team members.

A threatening message directed at Elizabeth High School was passed through social media late last night. The message was brought to the attention of school district, city, and law enforcement officials who are working in collaboration to maintain a safe environment for our students and team members as well as the Elizabeth community as a whole.

Since the threat was reported last night, Elizabeth Public Schools has received information that high schools in other school districts in New Jersey and Pennsylvania have received the same threat and some with the same wording as the one circulated pertaining to Elizabeth High School. Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has announced, as a precaution to the threat, that the Elizabeth Police Department has assigned police personnel to have a presence at all schools today as they continue to investigate the situation.

The entire Elizabeth Public Schools professional learning community will continue to remain vigilant in keeping our schools and administrative offices safe and secure. We encourage you to also remain vigilant and to continually discuss with your children the importance of being aware of their surroundings and steps they should take when encountering unfamiliar people or strangers.

If you are aware or become aware of any information pertaining to the threat to Elizabeth High School described in this letter, please call the Elizabeth Police Department at 908-558-2000.

Thank you for your continued support of Elizabeth Public Schools.


Olga Hugelmeyer