Both high schools in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional High School District received threats found to be made by students several hours apart.

In response, Superintendent David Aderhold spelled out the potential consequences.

The threats were the latest in a string of threats made against New Jersey schools since a shooting that left 19 students and two teachers dead at Robb Elementary School in Texas.

A non-credible threat against High School North was posted Sunday night by a High School South student, according to West Windsor police Capt. Mark Lee.

The student was charged with false public alarm pending an appearance in Mercer County Juvenile Court.

Another threat, same charges

Several hours later, another threat was made against High School South in a text chain and social media post.

Lee said the threat was made by a separate South student who also faces a false public alarm charge. Both juvenlies also face penalties per the school district's code of conduct.

Lee said the threats are not related.

Aderhold also spelled out the implications of making a threat:

  • Arrest/criminal implications
  • School suspension and/or expulsion
  • Out of district placement and/or removal from school setting
  • Recorded on permanent student academic record
  • Possible implications to college/university admissions
  • Possible implications to future military/career plans
  • Loss of participation in school activities/events

Lee said that police and the school district will "act swiftly and take immediate action whenever a threat or perceived threat has been reported."

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at dan.alexander@townsquaremedia.com

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These are the best hiking spots in New Jersey

A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions: