Report: Holmdel Bomb Scare Was A Hoax

The bomb scare at St. John Vianney HIgh School reported earlier today was a hoax, according to a report on Holmdel-Hazlet Patch.

Acting-Monmouth County Prosecutor Chris Gramiccioni says a bomb threat that forced the evacuation of St. John Vianney High School Wednesday was a hoax.

“We’re looking at it hard and believe it to be a hoax and we will be investigating it thoroughly,” said Gramiccioni.

Gramiccioni said the Holmdel Police Department received a call at 10:39 a.m. indicating that a bomb was on the premises of St. John Vianney and that the caller was carrying a weapon. Following the call, the school was locked down and students and staff were evacuated.

Responding to the scene were Holmdel, Hazlet and Matawan police departments, State Police, and the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team. Gramiccioni said the FBI also offered to assist.

No weapons or explosives were found after the school was swept twice. The school was cleared at 2:45 p.m.

“It was an unsubstantiated threat and appears to be a hoax,” said Gramiccioni.

If you have any information regarding the incident, call the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office at 800-533-744

Posted: January 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Holmdel, Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

One Comment on “Report: Holmdel Bomb Scare Was A Hoax”

  1. Memo to the Gov. and co.: said at 8:53 pm on January 15th, 2014:

    perhaps, instead of longer school days and years, it is time to really get serious, to improve the security technologies and infrastructure statewide,in every school, to better protect our kids- ya can’t learn if you are dead.. It is getting worse,and almost a matter of course, for the copy-cats to go to these extremes to scare the hell out of people, and waste precious resources, for their egos and jollies.. Where’s our fine legislature with this type of funding, and where are they with getting serious about harsher punishment for these punk-perpetrators? Step up, we expect it!