Teaneck Police Probe Elementary School Threat
Bomb threat received by e-mail, authorities say
Teaneck police are investigating a bomb threat that prompted an evacuation at Hawthorne Elementary School Thursday morning, officials said.
The threat was received via e-mail at around 9:50 a.m., according to Principal Deirdre Spollen-LaRaia. Township police deemed the school safe and students were allowed back in less than two hours later.
Police Chief Robert Wilson said students were temporarily brought to Thomas Jefferson Middle School during the incident. The Bergen County Police Department's K-9 unit also assisted in sweeping the school.
"We are in constant cooperation with the police department, as they actively investigate this situation and as we take every measure to ensure the safety of our students and staff," Spollen-LaRaia said in a letter released by the school.