Raven SantanaFeb 21, 2018, 6:28 pmFeb 22, 2018, 3:26 pm

Irvington High School placed on lockdown after social media threat

A former student at the school posted a message on Snapchat threatening to 'shoot up' the school

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IRVINGTON — Students at Irvington High School were kept in their classrooms on Wednesday for several hours after a former student posted a threat on Snapchat threatening to "shoot up" the school.

Police say they interviewed the teen, who now attends Carteret High School, and determined the threat was just a prank. The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has charged him with false public alarm and filed it as a juvenile delinquency complaint.

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