WILLIAMSTOWN, NJ – The Monroe Police Department and surrounding agencies responded to the Williamstown High School after the principal of that school received an email threat of violence Friday morning.
“A possible school threat was brought to our attention earlier this morning. Please rest assured that the Monroe Township Police Department has investigated this threat thoroughly and there is no danger to our students at this time,” police said.
Police said the threat was received before the school day began and busses were diverted, but not after about 50 students and school faculty were already inside the building.
According to a police report released by the Monroe Township Police Department, specific individuals were identified in the threat and all incoming buses were redirected from the school.
Police throughout Gloucester County responded and cleared each of the buses. The Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office and the FBI responded and are investigating the incident.
At this time, no arrests or suspects have been announced.
Classes were canceled for the day at all six schools in the Monroe Township School District.
“We received a threat that we are currently investigating with the Monroe Township Police Department,” superintendent Susan Ficke said in a statement today. “As a precautionary measure, and to investigate fully, all schools will be closed for Friday, June 3.”