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Security Threat To Madison High School Made Via Twitter; Morris County Prosecutor's Office Investigating

MADISON, NJ  - In an early Friday evening Honeywell Alert message sent to the Madison learning community, Dr. Michael Rossi, Superintendent of Madison Public Schools, advised of a recent security threat made from a person(s) via Twitter claiming "they wanted to do harm in Madison Borough and Madison High School."

The claim was "discovered and brought to our attention within the last 24 hours," Rossi added.

Rossi went on to write, "Upon receiving this information the administration immediately notified law enforcement. The Madison Police Department, working in cooperation with the Morris County Prosecutor's Office, has initiated an investigation to 
determine the source and potential credibility of the posting." 

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The Madison Police Department is receiving many calls and is referring all inquiries to the Morris County Prosecutors office currently.  The Prosecutors office is currently closed for the weekend. 

The Honeywell stated, "At this point we have no reason to believe that this threat is credible. However, we have taken all necessary precautions and will continue to monitor the situation until a final determination has been made."

All Madison school activities are preceding as scheduled for the weekend. 

This threat comes on the heals of many New Jersey districts receiving social media threats as of late, including numerous bomb threats in Westfield, NJ.

This is a developing story.  TAP Into Madison will continue to investigate and bring more information as it becomes available.

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