Marlboro Township Public Schools to reopen Friday after bomb threat led to Thursday closure

Thursday, April 18, 2024
Marlboro Township Public Schools closed because of threat
Anthony Johnson is near the targeted school with more details.

MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, New Jersey -- Marlboro Township Public Schools were expected to reopen on Friday after a after a bomb threat led to classes being canceled Thursday.

The Marlboro Township Police Department said a staff member at Marlboro Memorial Middle School reported an email they received.

The email listed four locations where bombs were allegedly placed, included the school and the Marlboro Township Board of Education Office.

"Marlboro Township Police Department along with other law-enforcement agencies are currently conducting a thorough and comprehensive check of the buildings," the department said in a statement just before 8 a.m.

A thorough check of both buildings using explosive detection canines found nothing.

After 1 p.m. the police department said, "A thorough check of both the Board of Education building and the Memorial Middle School building has now been completed and nothing dangerous or hazardous was identified. The Marlboro Police Department will continue its investigation into the source of this threat."

The district had first implemented a two-hour delay but then decided to close.

Town Hall was also closed for a short time due to the police investigation, but it has since reopened.

The Marlboro Township Police Detective Bureau is investigating the source of the threat.

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