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Hoax Bomb Threat Made at LCMR Schools

Hoax Bomb Threat Made at LCMR Schools

By Christopher South

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COLD SPRING – The Richard M. Teitelman Middle School and Lower Cape May Regional High School were locked down for a short time on Tuesday, Feb. 27, due to a hoax bomb threat.

According to Lower Township Police Department Deputy Chief Donald Vanaman, the state had alerted them on Monday, Feb. 26, of hoax bomb threats going around New Jersey. Then it was just the next day when the school received a call from a “spoof” phone number. The term “spoof” refers to a call where the originator uses one of several methods to disguise the source of the call.

Vanaman said the LTPD was made aware of the call when there was almost no one at the Teitelman school, and it was drop off time at the high school. He said his department immediately put out a call for bomb sniffing dogs and the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 responded. He said the sheriff’s officers swept the building with the K-9s and determined there was no cause for concern.

Vanaman said there was a fire alarm from a heater room in the school that was not related to the bomb threat but occurred about the same time.

Contact the author, Christopher South, at csouth@cmcherald.com or 609-886-8600, ext. 128.

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Christopher South is a reporter for the Cape May County Herald.

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