Ten New Jersey schools receive bomb threats


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Schools in North Jersey were searched for explosive evidence early Tuesday morning.

by Anna Barton, Senior Staff Writer

Ten schools in northern New Jersey received mass shooting and bomb threats on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

The schools that received the threats were Garfield, Fair Lawn, Tenafly, Leonia, Bergenfield, Teaneck, Englewood, and Hackensack in Bergen County, Clifton in Passaic County, and Sayreville in Middlesex County. All of the schools districts were either evacuated or placed on lockdown.

“These are most likely completely empty threats and nothing is going to happen,” Zach McCollum, a senior, said. “But school systems still need to keep watch for these types of threats because you never know what kind of people are making these threats.”

Similar types of threats were reported around the same time Tuesday morning throughout the Northeast. No explosive evidence was found in any of the reported threats

“It’s scary that these types of threats are becoming a reality,” Beth Keefe (’16) said.

At this point in time, there is no validity to the threats.