Law enforcement locked down a Parsippany NJ high school early this morning after the school received a possible threat.
The Parsippany Police Department received a call from officials at Parsippany Hills High School to request an immediate police presence at the school. According to authorities, someone communicated a threat to the school.
Parsippany NJ cops were immediately dispatched to the school building. Police officers placed the school on lockdown and conducted an investigation into the alleged threat.
Parsippany Hills High School is located on Rita Drive in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey. It is unclear at this time exactly what type of threat the school received or how the threat was directed at the school.
The Parsippany Police Department, the Parsippany Board of Education, and the Parsippany-Troy Hills School District are all actively involved in the investigation into the alleged threat.
Thankfully, the scary situation was quickly defused and the lockdown was lifted as soon as it was clear that students and school employees were not at risk of harm. The Parsippany Board of Education and Parsippany NJ police issued a statement indicating that “students and staff are back in session.”
If and when authorities determine the identity of the person who allegedly made the threat to the school, it is possible that the culprit would face very serious criminal charges for terroristic threats. As set forth by N.J.S.A. 2C:12-3, a person who threatens to commit any crime of violence with the purpose to terrorize another or to cause evacuation of a building can be charged with a third degree felony. A conviction on third degree terroristic threats charges could lead to a sentence of 3-5 years in NJ State Prison.
For further information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Possible Threat Spurred Lockdown at Parsippany Hills High School.”