MOUNT OLIVE TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Two suspects are in custody following threats made to Mount Olive High School Wednesday morning, according to Mount Olive Township police.
On April 19, at around 10:00 am, police were made aware of the theft of a motor vehicle out of Roxbury Township. The individuals that took the vehicle also made threats toward the Mount Olive High School, police said.
The Mount Olive Police Department, with the assistance of the Morris County Sheriff’s Office, initiated an investigation and an alert was put out for the stolen vehicle, according to Morris County Prosecutor Robert J. Carroll
As a result, Mount Olive High School was placed into lockdown and a security perimeter was established. The other Mount Olive schools sheltered in place, Carroll said.
Later that day, a New Jersey State Police officer pulled over a vehicle on the Garden State Parkway near exit 64, and confirmed it to be the vehicle stolen out of Roxbury Township. The two occupants, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old juvenile, were taken into custody without incident, Carroll said.
Once it was determined that there was no threat, the Mount Olive High School lockdown was lifted at about 1:00 p.m., Carroll said.
“There is no current threat to the students, schools, or the community. The Mt. Olive Police Department appreciates the cooperation of all of the parents and guardians of the students during this incident today, police said.
The investigation remains ongoing and as of Wednesday afternoon, no charges have been filed against the two juveniles, Carroll said.
Anyone with information related to this investigation, is encouraged to call the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200 or the Mount Olive Township Police Department at 973-691-0850.