LINDEN, NJ - According to authorities, a 13-year-old Linden boy is responsible for making threats against students a McManus Middle School in Linden.

The threat was posted on the multimedia messaging app Snapchat, and is believed to be related to a similar threat made on Friday.

"Each and everyday parents trust us to protect the most valuable people in their lives, and we do not take that responsibility lightly," said Police Chief Dave Hart. "Any threat to our students, faculty, or staff will be thoroughly investigated and prosecuted to the fullest extent."

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School officials have confirmed that the student has been suspended, however, out of an abundance of caution there will be an increased police presence at the school throughout the day.

The incident remains under investigation by the Linden Police Juvenile Aid Bureau.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Det. Steve Zevlikaris at (908) 474-8520. is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at and Twitter @TAPElizabeth. 

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