by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
NORTH CALDWELL, NJ - On Wednesday afternoon, reports began circling around West Essex High School that a student was set to pull-off a possibly dangerous violent act tomorrow at the school's Pep Rally. According to North Caldwell Police Chief Mark Deuer, his department immediately began an investigation which ultimately concluded that the threat was unfounded.
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,
Assisting North Caldwell in the investigation were officers from the Essex Fells Police, Fairfield Police and Roseland Police departments and members of the Essex County Sheriffs Office.
North Caldwell Police Department
Police Chief Mark Deuer
136 Gould Avenue
North Caldwell, NJ 07006