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New Jersey student in custody after threatening to shoot classmates on last day of school, say authorities


A student at Glen Ridge High School is in custody for allegedly threatening to shoot classmates on the final day of the school year, said authorities.

A New Jersey teen who allegedly threatened to shoot up his high school on the last day of school is in police custody.

The unidentified, 14-year-old boy threatened to harm his Glen Ridge High School classmates, said the parent of a female classmate who wished to remain anonymous for the safety of his daughter, reported

The scheduled final day of the school year is June 20, according to the school’s website.

A police probe began June 4, according to Glen Ridge Police Department Lt. Timothy Faranda.

“During the school day, an identified student made verbal threats to commit acts of violence at the school as well as to directly harm several students,” Faranda claimed.

After police officers convened with the Essex County Prosecutor’s office, the student was taken into custody and charged with making terroristic threats and creating false alarm, said Faranda.

“This incident remains ongoing and under investigation," said the lieutenant. "At this time, there is no immediate threat identified to the school facility and students.”

Last week, the school district mailed parents letters to inform them that the administration was aware of the trouble.

“The threatening comments were directed at the individual and the general high school community,” the letter read. “The student who was the object of the threats informed a staff member about the statements, and the staff member then told the administration.”

Glen Ridge is located about 20 miles west of Manhattan.