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Newark Police Department announces increased presence at Newark K-12 public schools

Editor's note: At 3:10 p.m., March 2, Newark Police announced that the threat was determined not to be credible, but that they would continue an increased presence at the schools for the remainder of the day.

Newark Police announced an increased presence at K-12 public schools in the city of Newark this morning, March 2, in light of an anonymous threat that the department received.

Similar threats have been received statewide.

Newark Police are investigating the validity of the threat and have been in contact with Christina School District.


Members of the University community are reminded to be vigilant: If you see something, say something. Call 911 to report suspicious activity.

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