MONTCLAIR, NJ - After discovering a note saying that a bomb was inside the school, Montclair High School staff immediately notified law enforcement officials on Wednesday, February 26.
According to the Montclair Police, after seeing the note sometime around 1:35 PM, the faculty member notified the school administration and the on-duty School Resource Officer, which resulted in students at both the main building and the high school annex being directed to “Shelter in Place” status.
"The Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Sheriffs Department responded and conducted a comprehensive sweep of the building with Sheriff K-9 teams," said Sgt. Terrence Turner of the Montclair Police Department.
After the search, the school was declared all clear and the shelter in place was lifted.
In a letter to parents, Principal Anthony Grosso wrote, "The Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Sheriff's Department provided an all clear and the Shelter in Place was lifted at 2:36pm. Students were dismissed at 2:36pm."