17-year-old girl charged after threat at Gloucester City High School

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Threat prompts evacuation at Gloucester City H.S.

GLOUCESTER CITY, N.J. (WPVI) -- A 17-year-old girl is facing charges after a threat prompted an evacuation at the Gloucester City Jr. - Sr. High School Monday morning.

Officials say it was 8:53 a.m. when a message was found written on a bathroom stall.

School authorities were notified and the building was evacuated.

Police then responded to the school, located along Market St. In Gloucester City. Police K-9s assisted officers in a sweep of the building.

The building was deemed safe and the message is being investigated.

Students were allowed back in the building around 10:30 a.m. and classes resumed as normal.

Parents were notified of the incident by the usual school procedures, according to the superintendent.

The subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 17-year-old student. She was charged with false public alarms and terroristic threats.