Potential Social Media Threat At High School

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UPDATE: It has been determined that this incident which was reported to our agency today involved a Liberty High School in Missouri, not Jackson, NJ.

JACKSON – Jackson Police are investigating an incident at Jackson Liberty High School regarding a potential threat.

At around noon on December 12, officer and SRO John Pejoski “was working his assignment at the Jackson Liberty High School when he was informed by multiple students of a social media post regarding a potential threat of an incident occurring at the school,” stated Captain Steven Laskiewicz.

Officer Pejoski alerted police headquarters of the potential threat and more officers responded to the school for the afternoon dismissal. According to police, the all township’s school will have increased patrols for the rest of the week as a precaution.

While the investigation continues, police believe the social media threat to be “unfounded.”
Officer Pejoski and Jackson Police Detectives look to identity of the person who made the original post and to verify if it was even a reference to the Liberty High School in Jackson.

If you have any information or details regarding this incident, Jackson Police ask that you contact Police Headquarters at 732-928-1111.

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