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Saddle Brook Elementary School 'Secure And Safe' Following Online Threat

Franklin Elementary school in Saddle Brook.
Franklin Elementary school in Saddle Brook. Photo Credit: Saddlebrookschools.org

SADDLE BROOK, N.J. — Police will be at Saddle Brook's Franklin Elementary School for increased security on Monday, Jan. 9, after an online threat was made over the weekend by a student to a peer.

The school was found "secure and safe" in a search on Sunday after one student's parents reported that their child's peer left a comment on their YouTube channel, suggesting the student stay home from school on Monday, Interim Supt. Anthony Riscica announced on Sunday.

The search was conducted by Riscica, Principal Toni Violetti, the Bergen County's K-9 Unit and the Saddle Brook Police department, and who deemed the school safe, Riscica said.

"Please know that the safety of students and staff are of upmost importance," Riscica said, "and that any threats will always be taken seriously."

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