The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue   Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2010

Contact: John Holl
(908) 527-4621 jholl@ucnj.org

Charges filed in Cranford School investigation

 

Two juveniles were charged today in connection with a making a vague threat at Cranford High School that led to a police investigation, said Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow.

The juveniles, ages 14 and 15, were charged with creating a false public alarm, said Romankow. A written message that mentioned violence against others was found last week written on a classroom table.

The school district notified police who launched an investigation. The juveniles responsible were identified earlier this week and charged this morning.

“We have a zero tolerance policy for this type of threat,” said Romankow. “Every student, teacher and administrator should feel that school is a safe place to be. We take all these threats seriously and will ensure that those responsible face the appropriate legal action.”

The investigation was conducted by the Cranford Police Department, the Union County Prosecutor’s Office and the Union County Sheriff’s Department.

These criminal charges are mere accusations.
The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.