Two teenagers were arrested after making threats that led to both Secaucus High School and Middle School being locked down.
According to authorities, police were called to the High School and Middle School complex after the 14-year-olds made threats against the school on Friday afternoon. Both students were suspended from school, arrested and charged with one count of making a terroristic threat.
Both schools were placed on lockdown and searched by police but no weapons were found.
Secaucus Police Chief Kevin Flaherty said in a statement, “The Secaucus Police Department takes all threats seriously and although this lockdown may have caused some inconvenience, all appropriate police procedures were followed and there is no current threat.”
The incident comes just weeks after the town announced it will post police officers inside public schools.