Police: Teen at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South charged for bogus threat on social media

A student at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South has been charged with causing a false public alarm after posting a bogus message about a threat to a school on social media, police said.

On Sunday, June 6, police and school district officials conducted a joint investigation after a threat was posted on social media. Police determined that the threat was not credible.

The name of the student is not being released because the student is a minor. Police also did not release details about the content of the threatening post that targeted West Windsor-Plainsboro High North.

Several parents were afraid to send their children to school Monday because of the incident. Some wanted the option for their students to attend school remotely.

The West Windsor incident is the latest in a string of recent threats at schools around New Jersey since an 18-year-old shot and killed 19 students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas last month.

Police had a stronger presence at all of the district schools on Monday due to the incident. The investigation is ongoing.

Officials have encouraged anyone with any knowledge of such posts or threats to contact the police whenever they see such posts.

The student will be required to make an appearance at the Mercer County Juvenile Court.