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