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PHHS student made Threats through Snapchat

PARSIPPANY — On Thursday, March 1, at 9:35 p.m, the Parsippany Police Department’s Communication Center received information that a juvenile reportedly made threats via Snapchat, which appeared to be directed towards certain students who the juvenile attends Parsippany Hills High School with.

Police Administration, along with Director of School Security, Detective Lt. Keith Lefferts were immediately notified.

Patrol Officers, along with School Resource Officers Detective R. Lenahan and P. McCarthy responded to the residence to speak to the 15 year old male Juvenile who attends Parsippany Hills High School.

While speaking to the juvenile and viewing the social media post, it was determined that the post did not directly mention any type of threats towards a specific student.

It also did not mention any time frame, weapons, or means of which the threat would be carried out.

The juvenile was taken into custody and charged accordingly.

He was later released into the custody of his parents.

School officials have been notified of the incident. Due to the recent incidents around the country, our officers will act accordingly to make sure the schools, staff and students are protected and each threat is fully investigated.

During the investigation if the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department need to take action, they will not hesitate. If you see or hear of any type of threat please report it immediately.

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Frank L. Cahill
Frank L. Cahill
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, President of Kiwanis Club of Tri-Town and Chairman of Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board.
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