Middle School Student Arrested, Threatened Violence On Social Media

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STAFFORD – A middle school student is facing serious charges after making a violence threat against the school on social media, police said.

Stafford Township Police were contacted by the Southern Regional School District administration about the post on social media that went up on Friday, May 6 in the evening hours.

Thanks to district officials, a cooperative investigation resulted in the identification and apprehension of the student.

The student was arrested and charged with making Terroristic Threats.

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Police said that the student will not be permitted to return to school until cleared by mental health practitioners. 

Detective Russell Dunfee and School Resource Officer Anthony Vincent led the investigation for Stafford Township Police and were assisted by Southern Regional School District Administrative Staff and the High Tech Crimes Unit of the Ocean County Prosecutors Office.

Due to the age of the student, the identity has not been released.