BREAKING: All Nutley schools closed today because of "security threat."
From the superintendent of Nutley schools last night, RE: today.
Dear Nutley Parents, Staff and Community,...
Tonight, the district administration became aware of a security threat. The police are actively investigating. As it gets later in the evening, we have decided to err on the side of safety and close schools Feb. 16, 2018.
We will use one of our two remaining emergency days and close the Nutley Public School district, for all students, staff and personnel. All evening events at our schools for Friday, Feb. 16 will be canceled, as well.
Schools will reopen, after winter break, on Monday, Feb. 26 for students and teachers and the district offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 20.
As both the Superintendent of the Nutley Public Schools and as a parent, and because of the nature of the world in which we live, there was no other decision to be made. Please rest assured that the safety and security of all our students and staff in the Nutley Public Schools remains our first priority.
Dr. Julie Glazer
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The following update was provided by Tom Strumolo, chief of the Nutley PD.
The Nutley Police Department continues to investigate a video posted to Instagram. The video under investigation did not contain a direct threat to any Nutley schools. The individual who has been identified in this incident is cooperating with the NPD’s investigation.
Detectives are continuing to conduct interviews and are investigating all technology based information related to this incident....
Once again, the facts uncovered in the investigation up to this point indicate there does not appear to be an immediate threat to any of the schools or the public at this time.
The Nutley Police Department will continue to utilize all available law enforcement resources during this investigation. Public Safety Director Alphonse Petracco and Chief of Police Thomas Strumolo want to reassure parents/guardians, students and school employees that the NPD is taking all available steps to ensure their safety.
The NPD is expected to release updated information later today as the investigation continues. We will also continue to post updates to our Facebook page as they become available. Thank you. Thomas J. Strumolo, chief of police.
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