CLINTON TWP., NJ – A bomb threat was phoned into the district office of the North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District this morning and students and staff have returned to the buildings after having been evacuated, a spokesperson said.

The call was received at 8:55 a.m. and based on the message, both North Hunterdon and Voorhees High Schools were evacuated “out of an abundance of caution,” Assistant District Superintendent Richard Bergacs said in a statement to parents.

“We evacuated both of our buildings as the message did not specify which high school,” Bergacs said. “Students and staff were safely evacuated away from the buildings.”

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Both state and local law enforcement responded to the two high schools. They conducted a sweep of the buildings, which included the use of a K9 unit, according to the statement.

Police concluded “that the bomb threat was not credible,” Bergacs said, and students and staff returned to the buildings around 10:40 a.m.

Bergacs said law enforcement officials are investigating the call.

Bergacs told parents that the district takes “every threat seriously as the safety of your children is our top priority.” He thanked the law enforcement officers and K9 units who responded to the campuses.