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Juveniles who made threat against Abundant Life Academy in Nutley charged with Third Degree False Alarm


NUTLEY, NJ  - Nutley Police investigated a threat made to a private school in town. School officials from the Abundant Life School became aware of an alleged threat and notified the police department. Once notified Nutley Police immediately began an investigation into the threat. 

Two juveniles were quickly identified and cooperated with police. One juvenile is a former student and the second is currently a student at the school. 

The threat was made about three weeks ago and due to proactive school officials who were speaking with children after the Florida school shooting the threat was identified.School was closed on Friday as a precaution and to give police time to investigate. 

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Police quickly investigated the matter along with the Essex County Prosecutors office and both juveniles have been charged with 3 rd degree False Public Alarm. Both juveniles were released to their parents. The school will reopen on Monday and will have increased patrols along with all the public schools as a proactive measure not due to any further threats. 

Commissioner Alphonse Petracco and Chief Thomas Strumolo again warn all students and the public that all threats will be taken seriously and if a crime occurred you will be charged accordingly. 

This threat follows the arrest of a Nutley High School Senior last week on Third Degree False Alarm changes after posting a video to social media. 

Related story:  Nutley Police Make Arrest In Instagram School Threat Case



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