Police investigated an alleged bomb threat in Montclair and an incident in West Caldwell; other districts increased security and reevaluated policies.
North Jersey schools have been barraged by threats and rumors in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., prompting some districts to increase security and reevaluate safety procedures. In Essex County, police and school officials investigated an alleged bomb threat at Montclair High School and an incident at James Caldwell High School in West Caldwell the week after the Newtown shootings. On Monday, a James Caldwell HS student was removed after school officials learned the boy kept a list of eight names —believed to be fellow students —in a notebook. Parents of the students named in the notebook were notified, school officials said. On Tuesday, a bomb threat found on Twitter evacuated Montclair High …
Barbara Longo, Superintendent of West Essex Regional Schools, releases letter on safety and security procedures. Counseling available for students.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The following letter from West Essex Regional Schools Superintendent Barbara Longo addresses concerns over safety and security at the North Caldwell schools. The letter is written in light of the recent school shooting in Newtown, Conn. which killed 26 people, 20 of them children. Dear Parents, Guardians and Staff: Many parents have been calling to ask about our safety and security procedures at West Essex. The safety of our students is of paramount importance to the staff of West Essex. We continually update our safety plans and give our teachers and staff the resources they need to protect your children. Some of the procedures we have put in place are as follows: I would urge all parents and guardian to help us by: Several …