On Friday, the Edison School District announced that the individual who sent a threatening email to several students at J.P. Stevens High School has been arrested.
In an email to parents, Interim Superintendent Margaret Contaldi stated, “Today I am pleased and proud to inform you that due to the tireless dedication of the Edison Police Department and the vigilant efforts of the J.P Stevens High School administrative team, the perpetrator has been arrested."
On September 13, school officials said that there was no credible threat after multiple students received a threatening email directed at John P. Stevens High School.
The threatening email in question was sent with the subject line: “I’m Shooting Up JP Stevens”. It was sent at approximately 4:45 am. It remains unclear how many students received the email and whether the students who received the email were targeted.
Ms. Contaldi commended law enforcement and the school district's IT department, who assisted in identifying the suspect.
“Kudos to our District’s information technology specialists whose work behind the scenes provided a tremendous amount of technical data and assisted police in the investigation," she said.
The identity of the student has not been released due to his or her age, according to school officials.
"You should know that we will continue to be mindful of the safety of all students and staff in all Edison Public Schools as the year progresses," said Ms. Contaldi.