Jefferson Township police have determined, following an investigation in coordination with school administration, that a potential threat against the Jefferson Township high school or middle school was “non-credible”, according to a statement published on the district website.

Jefferson Township police confirmed to The Jefferson Chronicle that the threat was not credible, following an investigation by the detective bureau and school administration.

“There was a rumor going around a student was making a threat against the school; however after a thorough investigation by our detective bureau and school administrators it was deemed to be just that a rumor with no credibility,” Detective Joe Kratzel wrote to The Chronicle in an e-mail.

Jefferson Township Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Patrick Tierney announced the investigation Monday morning on the district website.

“On Friday, February 2nd, it was brought to our attention that a student allegedly made a threat against the school. This matter was thoroughly investigated by both the administrative team and the Jefferson Township Police Department,” Tierney said in the post.

It was determined the alleged threat was found not to be credible, the post continues:

“At this time, we believe this matter is resolved. The Jefferson Township Police determined the threat to be non-credible. I want everyone to know that we take the safety and security of the students and staff  extremely seriously. We will continue to keep you updated about allegations and/or rumors that may come and will thoroughly involve our law enforcement in future investigations.”

Parents and guardians were notified of the investigation Monday morning in an e-mail and phone call.

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