Police: Piscataway Teen Charged for Posting Threat on Social Media

March 16, 2018

PISCATAWAY, NJ – A 15-year-old Piscataway student is facing charges after investigators determined a social media post about a possible shooting at Piscataway High School was a credible threat, police officials said on Thursday. 

Piscataway police and school resource officers immediately began their investigation once they learned of the post on March 13, said police. They said ...

Police: Piscataway Middle Schooler Charged with Making Terroristic Threats

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A township middle school student is facing charges after investigators determined that a message written on a school bathroom wall earlier this month was a potential threat of violence, said Piscataway police.

“On March 2, the Piscataway Township Police Department received a report from school officials at Theodore Schor Middle School of graffiti that was placed on ...

ESCNJ: Father of Sandy Hook Shooting Victim Presents ‘Wingman’ Strategies for Empowering Students

PISCATAWAY, NJ - School leaders from across Central New Jersey and other parts of the state met for a workshop on how to teach children empathy and empowerment and inspiring them to go above and beyond to form inclusive communities in their schools.

Tuesday’s session at the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey’s Piscataway campus featured Ian Hockley, the director of ...

Warren and Green Brook Police Train at Watchung Hills Regional High School


WARREN, NJ -  Did you notice police cars at Watchung Hills on Sunday? Warren Township Police and Green Brook Township Police participated in  training exercises at Watchung Hills Regional High School on Sunday.  It was the first of two training sessions scheduled earlier this year as a part of ongoing training and collaboration between the police of all four ...

Girl Scouts Welcome first African-American Leader in its History

PISCATAWAY - One of the largest Girl Scout councils in New Jersey, Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey (GSHNJ), today announced the appointment of longtime advocate of girl empowerment and Girl Scouting, Natasha Hemmings, to Chief Executive Officer. Hemmings will take the GSHNJ helm on April 9.

Hemmings, a Piscataway resident who holds a Masters in Public Administration from Rutgers ...

Dick's Sporting Goods in East Brunswick Raises Gun Purchase Age to 21

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - East Brunswick residents who seldom venture out of the baseball-basketball-football-lacrosse departments at Dick's on Route 18 South, the supply of guns available in "The Lodge" section is probably not in their sights.  It's there, though, with a large display of long guns for sale.

The AR-15 rifle - the type used by Nicholas Cruz to shoot 31 ...

No One Injured in Luxury Apartment Blaze

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - City officials say no one was injured in a kitchen fire, ignited in an apartment at The Aspire, 135 Somerset St., on February 22. 

The emergency call came in at 3:05 p.m., with firefighters arriving on the scene within three minutes. The fire, on the eleventh floor of the luxury building, was quickly knocked down and firefighters were able to clear the ...

Piscataway Police Officer Arrested on Assault and Tampering Charges

PISCATAWAY, NJ — A township police officer was arrested on Wednesday and charged with assault and tampering with official records, said Middlesex County Prosecutor, Andrew C. Carey and Piscataway Police Chief, Scott Cartmell.

Todd Ritter, 54, of Millstone was charged after investigators found he struck a suspect who was being held in a patrol car, and then tried to cover it up by ...

Following Florida Massacre, EB Schools Add Armed Officers to Security

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At a meeting Thursday night, the East Brunswick board of Education unanimously approved a resolution to engage the East Brunswick Police department to place armed police officers at each school building in the district throughout the entire school day.  

In a report released by superintendent Victor Valeski yesterday, township officials asserted that the move ...

Bernards Police Locate Body of Township Teen in Wooded Area

BERNARDS TWP., NJ -  Bernards Township Police announced late Thursday afternoon that the body of a 19-year-old township resident, Lydia Comtois, had been located in a wooded area of Liberty Corner following a search by personnel and volunteers from numerous public safety organizations. 

A preliminary investigation indicated the young woman's death was not deemed to ...

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