Police presence high at NJ high school after online threat
SOUTH RIVER — School is in session at a Central Jersey high school after a threat on social media was determined not to be credible.
In a statement on the district website, South River Superintendent Sylvia Zircher said that police investigated after the threat was found.
"Out of continued precaution, the police will provide a strong presence on our campus tomorrow for enhanced security. Our school administration and teachers will also be extra vigilant," Zircher wrote.
The threat was made via Snapchat, as seen in an image provided to New Jersey 101.5 by a source at the school who asked that their name not be used.
"Who heard about a shooting that's gonna go down in SRHS tomorrow," the post read. "This is legit, not even a joke."
According to the district website, all schools are being dismissed early on Wednesday. Report cards are also being handed out.
The Middlesex County school has an enrollment of over 600 students.
In Monmouth County, meanwhile, the traditional Thanksgiving game between Asbury Park and Neptune Township was postponed because of a "credible" threat to safety yesterday.
Patrick Lavery and Vin Ebenau contributed to this report.
Contact reporter Dan Alexander at Dan.Alexander@townsquaremedia.com.
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