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Student sends bomb threat email to high school in Bayonne, NJ, cops say

BAYONNE — A 15-year-old has been charged after using another student’s account to issue an email bomb threat against Bayonne high school, the second threat to the school in a week.

Several staff members received the email late Sunday afternoon threatening to use the bomb on Tuesday and reported the threat to police. An investigation determined the true identity of the student who sent the threat within hours.

Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato said the student had no intention of carrying out the threat.

The student was charged with terrorism threats and obstructing arrest. Amato did not reveal the identity of the student.

“The safety and security of all of our students, faculty, staff and our community remains our number one priority. Our policy of zero tolerance for unsafe behavior continues,” said the school superintendent of Bayonne, John Niesz, in a press release addressed to the school community.

A student was arrested at the gate by security on May 19 as he tried to enter the school with a water gun that looked like a real gun. Niesz said many toy guns look real, which can be confusing and shouldn’t be brought to school.

Dan Alexander is a reporter for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach him at [email protected]

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