Police in nine North Jersey towns received bomb threats overnight, disrupting the school day for thousands of local students but police have reassured anxious parents that their children are safe.
Garfield, Bergenfield, Leonia, Fair Lawn, Englewood, Teaneck, Hackensack, Tenafly and Clifton received the threats. Some have instituted lockdowns while other have evacuated and still others have lifted whatever precautions they put in place, police said.
Sgt. Robert Bracken, a spokesman for Clifton police, said the high school received a voicemail during the night, saying a bomb had been placed in one of the schools and that there was going to be a mass shooting. He said it was confirmed that the threats received by Clifton were also received by “numerous school districts in the area.
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