Two Secaucus High School students arrested after threat


SECAUCUS — Officials placed Secaucus High School on lockdown Friday afternoon after alleged threats, according to a press release from the Secaucus Police Department.
Around 1:23 p.m., town police responded to a report of the threats at the campus, allegedly made by two students. After an investigation, police arrested two 14-year-olds at the school.
They are both charged as juveniles with one count of terroristic threats. Both students have been immediately suspended from school, according to the release.
Although the threats were found to be uncredible, police still searched the school. They found no weapons.
“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,” said Police Chief Kevin Flaherty, in the release.
The news comes after a school shooting in Florida on Feb.14 caused “copycat” threats around the nation and Hudson County. Recently, threats were reportedly made against North Bergen and Bayonne schools as well.
Last month, Secaucus placed armed police officers in all public schools, after the Florida shootings. For related stories in Secaucus, Bayonne, and Hoboken, click on the news for that town in the middle of the page