- by Carolyne Volpe Curley / Carolyne@WestEssexNOW.com
Thursday's announcement was as follows:
"An arrest has been made of Christopher Geary, 18, of Pompton Lakes,
a student of County College of Morris. He is alleged to have threatened a shooting on an unnamed campus. Geary has been charged with making terrorist threats and causing false public alarm.
The William Paterson University police department conducted the investigation and made the arrest this afternoon with assistance
from the Pompton Lakes Police Department.
On Wednesday, the University had placed an announcement on their website:
“The University has learned of an anonymous threat of a shooting for today (Wednesday, Sept. 24) on an unnamed campus. The threat was posted on the Yik Yak social media application. The University has taken additional precautions while it investigates. The investigation is ongoing and progressing.”