UPDATE: The threat was a hoax, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni said. Authorities swept the high school and a nearby grammar school and did not find any harmful substances, according to Gramiccioni.
Police responded to Allentown High School in Upper Freehold late Thursday morning following a bomb threat, according to various published reports.
New Jersey State Police spokesman Sgt. Brian Polite tells NJ.com that his agency’s bomb squad was dispatched to the High Street school, adding that no additional information was immediately available.
All students were safely evacuated from the building, according to Monmouth County Police, Fire, & EMS on Facebook. NJ.com reports that the students were then led to a church across the street, where parents have been picking up their children.
Jersey Shore Hurricane News contributors report that the Upper Freehold Regional School District alerted parents to the incident late morning. The district serves students from Allentown, Upper Freehold, and Millstone.
Main Street is closed at High School as authorities operate at the scene. Traffic is heavy on nearby roadways, according to the Google Traffic map.
This incident follows a similar threat at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel yesterday.