UPDATE: Northfield Community School closed today because of threat

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NORTHFIELD –  Northfield Community School was closed today, Wednesday, June 25 on what was to be the last day of school for the year.

In an email sent to all families and staff in the morning by District Superintendent Janice Fipp said she regretfully had to close the school for today unless the building is deemed safe. Northfield Police Department and the Atlantic County Sheriffs officers conducted a complete sweep of the building at 8:15 a.m.


District Superintendent Janice Fipp said that by 10 a.m. Northfield Police had determined the building was clear and safe but added that the investigation of a threat was ongoing.
The eighth grade graduation set for this evening, Wednesday, June 25 will go on as scheduled.
There will be police officers present at the graduation and the police will have a presence at the Northfield Community School on Thursday, June 26, the final day of school for the year. 
Fipp shared the information gathered from the police investigation.
Northfield police officers who continued the investigation into a threat to our school community, held an exit conference with us. The findings were as follows:
 Although a threat was communicated regarding harm coming to the student body of the Northfield Community School, the culmination of the police investigation has revealed there is no substantiated threat to anyone at the Northfield Community School.
Northfield police officers who continued the investigation into a threat to our school community, held an exit conference with us. The findings were as follows:
 Although a threat was communicated regarding harm coming to the student body of the Northfield Community School, the culmination of the police investigation has revealed there is no substantiated threat to anyone at the Northfield Community School.
The Superintendent asked parents to speak with their children this evening and tomorrow before they come to school to alert them that while there will be a police presence and that this is only a precautionary move. “We look forward to an outstanding graduation ceremony and a marvelous celebration of our last day of school, tomorrow, Thursday, June 26 with a one-session day dismissal time (1 p.m. Middle School and 1:15 p.m. Elementary School).
Fipp thanked the Northfield Police Chief Robert James, Assistant Fire Chief Lauren Crooks, Tim Joo of the Northfield OEM, and Atlantic County Sheriffs Dept. under the direction of Undersheriff Steve Caldwell, the Cape May County Sheriffs Department, the Stockton College Police Department as well as the Atlantic County K-9 handlers for their swift response and assistance.
Additional graduation information;
Door #8 on the New Road side of the building near the cafeteria will be open at 6:30 p.m. as will Door #18, off of the cul de sac at the gymnasium and SACC entrance.


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