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Bayonne youth enjoy Pillo Hockey hosted by the Division of Recreation. Photo courtesy of the city.

Bayonne High School sheltered in place due to false gun threat

A gun threat at Bayonne High School on Dec. 16 was unfounded, according to the Bayonne Police Department. Police responded to Bayonne High School at 669 Avenue A and out of an abundance of caution and to ensure safety to all faculty and students during the investigation, a shelter-in-place was ordered.

The ensuing investigation resulted in the reported incident being deemed unfounded. Superintendent of Schools John Niesz confirmed the incident in a letter to the community on Dec. 17, bringing detail to light that the incident involved a teacher overhearing students allegedly claiming they had a firearm.

According to Niesz, police and school security found no gun. The incident disrupted the educational process and delayed dismissal.

Niesz directed anyone with particular questions or concerns to not hesitate to contact Bayonne High School Principal Richard Baccarella at rbaccarella@bboed.org.

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Hudson County Sheriff’s Office arrests 27 in December warrant sweep

Led by Sheriff Frank X. Schillari, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Office has announced the arrest of another 27 people as a result of its December Operation. Dubbed “Operation Jingle Bells,” it included a county-wide warrant sweep.

A total of 27 suspects were arrested during the warrant sweep. Among those was Justin K. Matos, a 26-year-old male of Bayonne, who was arrested for Aggravated Assault with a Weapon.

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