Several New Jersey schools receive bomb, mass shooting threats

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At least nine New Jersey schools had to be evacuated or put on lockdown Tuesday after receiving threats from a person claiming to have planted bombs and threatening a mass shooting.

Schools in Teaneck, Garfield, Tenafly, Fair Lawn, Clifton, Leonia,Bergenfield, Hackensack and Englewood all received threats by a person claiming to have planted a bomb on the school premises, according to NBC 4 New York.

Authorities say the threats were received via voicemail. One of the messages contained a threat of a mass shooting.

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Clifton High School was one of the schools that received a bomb threat via voicemail early this morning. At 9:30 a.m. the school was placed on lockdown, and all information was forwarded to the Clifton Police department according to

All schools are working with police and taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of students and staff.

Tuesday's threats in New Jersey included reported threats in other schools in the Northeast, including Boston and,according to NBC New York,three in Delaware.

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