3 NJ schools evacuated after receiving bomb threats

Posted at 11:00 AM, Apr 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-24 13:27:44-04


PASSAIC, N.J. (PIX11) — Three schools, including 2 elementary and one high school, were evacuated Wednesday morning due to bomb threats, officials said.

The first school evacuated was School 10 on Harrison Street at about 8:30 a.m. Then an hour later, School 10 on 4th Street received a bomb threat, prompting an evacuation.

Hope Academy High School on Hope Street was evacuated at 10 a.m. after a third bomb threat was made, authorities said.

Searches that included help from bomb-sniffing dogs were conducted at both elementary schools, turned up nothing unordinary. Students have since been allowed to return to class.

Police are still investigating the incidents.