Hunterdon Central High School student charged in bomb threat

RARITAN TOWNSHIP, N.J. (Hunterdon County) – A Hunterdon Central Regional High School student was arrested on charges related to a bomb threat at the high school earlier this week, according to Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III, Chief of Detectives John J. Kuczynski, and Raritan Township Police Chief Glenn Tabasko.

The student, whose name was not released because of his age, was charged with third degree false public alarm, third degree terroristic threats and fourth degree criminal mischief, Kearns said.

On Tuesday, October 18 at approximately 8:00 a.m., police evacuated Hunterdon Central High School for the safety and security of the students after receiving a bomb threat, Kearns said.

According to Prosecutor Kearns, ““Penalties for these offenses, besides possible detention, community service, and probation, could also include financial restitution for the cost of the police and emergency response to the threats. Parents are financially responsible for the all these costs and the court could order restitution.” Prosecutor Kearns concluded, “The Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office and the Raritan Township Police Department do not take any bomb threat or any other kind of threat at a school lightly. These incidents disrupt the educational process and are dangerous for the rest of the community. They will be aggressively investigated and those responsible will be prosecuted.”

Members of the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, the Raritan Township Police Department, and the New Jersey State Police responded to the scene and assisted with the investigation.

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By: Jay Edwards
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