A 15-year-old student has been charged with making one of the two bomb threats that evacuated Montville High School in the past week.
After two back-to-back bomb threats that evacuated the high school on Friday and again on Monday, Montville Police Chief Richard Cook said Wednesday a 15-year-old student has been arrested in connection with Friday’s threat.
Montville Township Police detectives worked Montville Township school officials and “developed information that led them to a student,” according to a statement released Wednesday from Capt. Rudy Appelmann. “Detectives interviewed a 15-year-old male, who admitted to making the bomb threat.”
The teen will be charged with one count of causing false public alarm, a third-degree crime.
Authorities are still investigating the second bomb threat made on Monday. Both bomb threats were found written in the bathroom.
Anyone with information should contact Montville Township police at 973-257-4300.Since bomb threats on both days were found written in a bathroom, "we’ll be restricting use of bathrooms," Superintendent Paul Fried said on Monday. "We did not open all the bathrooms and had monitors at each of the (open) bathrooms and kids had to be signed in."
He added that bathrooms will be periodically checked.
On Friday, grades 9-11 were evacuated to Lazar Middle School, and seniors to the Community Center. On Monday, all students were evacuated to Montville Community Park.
"Weather allowed us to keep the kids outside," Fried said.
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