This morning, Parsippany NJ police locked down local high school that allegedly received a threat.
Employees at Parsippany Hills High School in Parsippany-Troy Hills dialed 911 and alerted the Parsippany Police Department about a threat that was communicated to the school before the school day officially started. Parsippany NJ police officers were sent to the scene to investigate and lock down the school.
Students at Parsippany Hills High School, which is located on Rita Drive in Parsippany-Troy Hills, were kept in classrooms and out of harm’s way until the situation had been defused.
Parsippany police, the Parsippany Board of Education, and the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District have been involved in the investigation into the possible threat.
The good news is that authorities ultimately determined that there was no actual threat to the safety of students or school workers. As a result, the school lockdown was eventually lifted.
The Parsippany Police Department and the Parsippany Board of Education issued a statement and let everyone know that “students and staff are back in session.”
If investigators are able to determine who was behind the alleged threat, the culprit would likely be subject to criminal charges for terroristic threats. N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3 stipulates that anyone who threatens to commit a crime of violence for the purpose of terrorizing another or causing evacuation of a building can be charged with a third degree crime. A conviction for third degree terroristic threats could result in a sentence of 3-5 years in New Jersey State Prison.
For additional information about this case, view the NJ.com article, “Possible Threat Spurred Lockdown at Parsippany Hills High School.”