Reports: Bomb threat forces evacuation of St. John Vianney HS in Holmdel

     Authorities at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel Wednesday. (Image courtesy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

    Authorities at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel Wednesday. (Image courtesy of the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office)

    UPDATE: The threat has been deemed to be “unsubstantiated,” and no explosive devices were found, said Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni.

    A bomb threat drew a heavy law enforcement response to St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel late Wednesday morning, according to various published reports. 

    Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden tells NJ.com that a male called in the threat at 11:39 a.m. today and said there was a bomb in the Line Road school. The school was initially placed on lockdown before officers from the Holmdel Police Department and the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department evacuated the building, Golden said. 

    Additional agencies responded, and access to the school was shuttered Wednesday afternoon, according to Monmouth County Police, Fire, and EMS.

    There were no reports of injuries.

    The Monmouth County Emergency Response Team conducted a “room to room” search of the building, according to the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Department. Multiple K-9 units searched the building for possible explosives. 

    All students were sent to the nearby St. Benedict’s School on Church Street, according to a posting on the high school’s website. 

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