UPDATED: Hoboken School Receives Bomb Threat

UPDATED: Hoboken School Receives Bomb Threat

Officials at All Saints Day School (707 Washington Street) have notified parents that they received a bomb threat at approximately 5:30 Tuesday evening.

*UPDATEAfter initially stating to parents that they had received the threat, All Saints have now indicated that the threat was made on a “nearby building”—Hoboken Charter School (see more below).

“Everyone is completely safe,” says All Saints. “707 Washington Street has been thoroughly inspected by the police and fire departments and cleared for re-entry. School will open as usual [Wednesday] morning.”

*UPDATEBelow is a statement from Hoboken School Superintendent Christine Johnson, issued late Tuesday night:

“Tonight we were notified that a bomb threat targeting Hoboken Charter School was delivered to a neighbor of the 713 Washington Street, school facility. According to Hoboken Charter School’s Executive Director, Deirdre Grode, emergency personnel, fire and police departments inspected both Hoboken Charter School on Washington Street and All Saints.  Both were declared safe for programming.

Please know that none of our schools (Brandt, Calabro, Connors, Demarest, Wallace, Hoboken Middle, or Hoboken High) were identified or named. However, because Hoboken Charter High School is housed in our Demarest School Building, we took extreme precautionary measures and had the Hoboken Police Department and NJ Transit Police do a full sweep and search of the building.  The Demarest School was also declared safe for operations…”

hMAG will be updating this page as more information is made known.

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