Kearny police investigating unfounded bomb threat at high school

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The Kearny Police Department is investigating an unfounded written bomb threat at the high school that was discovered by a custodian last night, authorities said.

Kearny High School. Photo via mapio.net.
Kearny High School. Photo via mapio.net.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

A written bomb threat was found by a custodian at Kearny High School tonight. Out of an abundance of caution, evening school activities were evacuated and cancelled,” Kearny police wrote on social media last night.

“Police officers, fire fighters, custodians, and KHS security performed a full search of the school. Afterwards, bomb-sniffing dogs from Jersey City Police Department Bomb Squad performed a secondary search of the school. Nothing dangerous was found and normal school activities will resume as scheduled.”

The department did not specify what was written on the note or where it was found, nor if anyone had been charged, only adding that the incident remains under investigation.

This is the second written threat made at a Hudson County high school in the past week, as a Memorial High School student in West New York was charged with making a false gun threat last Wednesday.