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Threat to Jefferson Township Middle School deemed not credible

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A possible threat against Jefferson Township Middle School Friday was investigated and ruled non-credible, according to Jefferson Township Police Captain Robert Bush.

On December 10, police became aware of a possible threat to the Jefferson Twp. Middle School, Bush said.

“After a thorough Investigation, we determined the threat was not credible and did not place any students or staff members in danger,” Bush said.

Police made the decision Friday to provide a visible presence of security to help ease the minds of the students, staff, and their families, Bush said.

“While our schools followed a normal schedule, I do understand your apprehension about sending your child to school and, as a parent, you need to make the best decision for your child and family. If your child was absent today, the absence will be marked accordingly; however, the reason for the absence will be noted and will not be counted toward truancy,” according to a post on the school’s website.

“Unfortunately, under a State law passed last year, remote learning only qualifies as an official school day during emergency school closures that last more than three consecutive days. Streaming into the class is available only to students quarantined for COVID-related incidents. Students who did not attend school today will be given consideration and time in making up any assignments or instruction that occurred today,” the post said.

If anyone has any further information about this Incident, contact the Jefferson Township Police Department at 973-697-1300.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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