Police Investigated Alleged Snapchat Threat Against Cranford Schools

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CRANFORD, NJ – The Cranford Police Department says an online threat made Wednesday night on Snapchat was not credible. Police said a ‘non-specific’ threat against the school district was made and investigated.

Cranford Schools Superintendent Scott Rubin told students and families at Cranford High School about the threat and thanked the police for their quick response.

“All is well at CHS, but we would like to inform you of an incident that occurred late last night. At approximately 10:00 pm (Wedneday evening), the District was made aware of a nonspecific threatening post via Snapchat,” Rubin said. “The school immediately reported the incident to the Cranford Police Department and they were able to identify the source of the post. Although CPD will conduct a follow-up investigation, the threat has been determined to be not credible.”

Rubin said despite the lack of credibility of the threat, police will increase their presence at the school on Thursday.

“We cannot thank the police enough for all they do to help keep the school community as well as the community at large safe,” Rubin said. “Even though the police determined the threat to be not credible, out of an abundance of caution, there will be an increased police presence throughout the District today (Thursday).”