UPDATE: Bomb Threat Found in Girls Bathroom of Freehold Intermediate School

The Park Avenue Elementary School Complex was evacuated due to a bomb threat.

This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. with input from Freehold Borough Police Chief Glenn Roberts.

The Freehold Borough Park Avenue Elementary School Complex was evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat in the form of a note was found.

According to Annette Jordan, President of the Freehold Borough Board of Education, the school was evacuated after a note was found in a girls' bathroom at the Freehold Intermediate School (FIS).

Since FIS shares a complex with the Park Avenue Elementary School both schools were evacuated.

Parents were alerted to the school evacuation around 11:15 a.m. The automated message stated that all students had arrived at the offsite location safely. Parents are not permitted to pick up students at offsite location. The message also noted that all afternoon pre-k classes at Park Avenue have been cancelled.

Freehold Borough Police Chief Glenn Roberts said that the threat was written on the bathroom wall. The Sheriff’s office has since cleared the school with bomb dogs.

"It was just a scare," said Roberts. "We are investigating it."

This bomb threat comes only two weeks after a bomb threat note was found in a Park Avenue boys' bathroom. 

This story will be updated, as more information is available.  

Lisa Buckley February 21, 2013 at 06:57 PM
Enough is Enough already. Maybe more than a slap on the hand is needed. Thank you to the outstanding staff and First responders who made sure of the safety of our kids.
Kelly February 21, 2013 at 07:56 PM
As a parent I'm wondering why nothing has been communicated to me as to what they are doing to prevent this from happening in the future. Not even a note was sent home after the first incident. Why should I send my son to school tomorrow if no one is assuring me of my sons safety!
BoroPride February 21, 2013 at 09:20 PM
Thanks to the Boro staff, police, the bus drivers, everyone who helped get 1000+ kids out and over to the church and then back to the school. I have three kids at that complex, my heart sinks everytiime I get that message, you just never know these days. Again, thanks for keeping our kids safe.
Edward Acosta February 22, 2013 at 12:40 AM
I think we need to find the student or students involved. This is costing too much time and money . This is really quite serious and should relay to the kids that this is no joke. Every time I get that phone call my heart stops . You cannot put up with this with what's going on at this time .
Kathy Mulholland February 22, 2013 at 03:41 AM
For the parents who are complaining that the schools who are not doing enough...it may be one of YOUR own children perpetrating these threats, and certainly it is a classmate. Boycotting or raining-down complaints on the school is counter-productive. Perhaps instead you can offer to volunteer (and go through the fingerprinting and background checks and everything) to help monitor the schools for a while, until this apparent fad wears-off. The kids (even the ones not at fault) do not appreciate the seriousness or cost of these threats, but the students, too, will get tired of this and it will cease. We obviously can't ignore these threats, due to unfortunate precedent, but these incidents do not actually mean our children are, in fact, in any danger. The schools must "over-react" in the name of safety, but we parents don't have to over-react in the name of drama. (For the record, all my children attended PAE/FIS.)


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