FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP, NJ - Over the weekend the Franklin Township Police Department (FTPD) was contacted by school officials from Franklin Middle School (FMS), reporting a video that was found on social media, according to police.
Superintendent of Schools, Dr. John A. Ravally issued a statement to parents saying two FMS students exercised "poor judgment" while editing a video which had "disturbing images."
The video depicted a male student from the middle school in a music video, according to police.
Police say detectives from the FTPD met with the two students who created the video and determined that there was no threat or danger to the school.
"The matter was forwarded back to the school to investigate possible violations of school rules," FTPD, Lt. Phil Rizzo said in a statement.
“The safety and security of our residents, especially our children, is paramount," Police Chief Richard A. Grammar said in a statement. "This incident did not contain any threats towards the school, students or staff. We continue to work closely with our partners at the Franklin Township Board of Education to ensure that our students have a safe environment that promotes learning.”
Ravally published a letter on Feb. 19, informing the community of its relationship with the police department and its emergency management plans.
Last week the police department investigated an incident at the high school, which was later deemed not a credible threat.
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