UPDATED Dec. 3 at 6:50 p.m., with a statement from NAPD Chief Scott Hedenberg.
A threat was made today against North Arlington High School — and police quickly arrested the two who were reportedly responsible. Stephen Yurchak, superintendent of North Arlington schools, released the following statement following the threat. We will report more as soon as information becomes available.
This is Dr. Stephen Yurchak, superintendent of schools.
Earlier this afternoon, at approximately 1:45 p.m., school officials were made aware of a social-media threat directed toward North Arlington High School. The North Arlington Police Department (NAPD) was notified and within minutes, located the two suspects believed to have made the threat.
They are now in custody.
During this time, North Arlington High School and North Arlington Middle School were placed on lockdown. Our elementary schools also took precautionary measures during parent/teacher conferences. We’ll continue to work with the NAPD in the coming days. We appreciate everyone’s efforts and support as we continue to keep our children safe.
Meanwhile, Scott Hedenberg, chief of the North Arlington Police Department, also released the following statement this evening at 6:50 p.m.:
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