Earlier today, Timberlane Middle School administrators were informed of an alleged threat made by a student at Timberlane Middle School in Hopewell. Although the threat was vague, the use of a weapon was mentioned.
According to Dr. Tom Smith, Hopewell Valley Regional School District Superintendent, the Hopewell Township police were immediately notified and the student was detained and questioned. After meeting with the student and an investigation of the evidence, the police determined that the threat was not credible; however, the District will still address the matter with the student.
“I would like to thank the Hopewell Township Police for their swift response and I would like to commend the parent who reached out to us with this information,” said Smith. “As members of our school community, I ask you to support us in reminding students that threats that may be said or posted in jest, must be taken seriously. Above all else, the safety and security of students and staff is always foremost in our minds.”
Students, staff and parents can share any concerns that may impact the safety of students via a confidential ‘Hope and Help’ Tip Line monitored 24/7 at 609-737-4000 x 8477 (TIPS) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.