SOMERSET, NJ -  A 19-year-old woman who is also a student at Franklin High School was arrested at the high school yesterday at around 1:30 pm, according to Somerset County Prosecutor Michael H. Robertson.

Annissia Gayle,19, of Franklin Township, was taken into custody by detectives, along with the school resource officer, and has been charged with 2nd degree Creating a False Public Alarm, according to police. 

Gayle is accused by authorities of calling in a bomb threat to FHS on Jan. 23.

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The threat prompted the evacuation of the school, and a search by K9 Officers, from the Somerset County Sheriff’s Office, New Brunswick Police Department, New Jersey State Police, Morris County Sheriff’s Office and Hudson County Sheriff’s Office, according to Robertson. 

"A comprehensive investigation conducted by detectives from Somerset County Prosecutor’s Office and the Franklin Township Police Department, as well as Special Agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.) Cyber Task Force (Newark Field Office), determined that the threat was phoned in by Defendant Gayle, a 19-year old female student of the Franklin High School," Robertson said in a statement. 

Gayle is lodged in the Somerset County Jail pending a detention hearing.

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