In an interview with West Essex Now, Deuer described that he and his officers worked through the night and into this morning investigating students, their families, their homes and additionally had three K-9 dogs searching the school's lockers for any and all weapons. A full team of officers were in place this morning at the school for student arrivals, will be there during after-school departures and and will be on hand tomorrow at the Pep Rally.
"After a long and exhuastive investigation,
I can fully attest that there was and is absolutely no threat to the safety
of the students or the faculty anywhere in our school district," Deuer expressed.
"Although this incident never posed a credible threat, we take it and every threat of violence seriously and will continue to do so in the future to continue a safe educational environment for all of our students."
North Caldwell Police Department
Police Chief Mark Deuer
136 Gould Avenue
North Caldwell, NJ 07006