UPDATE: Students return to Buena Regional Middle School after bomb threat

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BUENA – The New Jersey State Police have declared the Buena Regional Middle School clear of threats following a bomb scare there this morning (Monday, Feb. 10).

Superintendent James Whitaker said students have returned to their school, and all students were fed while off site.

“It should be noted students and staff followed protocols for this incident that they have trained for, resulting in a safe and efficient evacuation of the facility,” reads an updated statement from the school district released on the Nixle community notification website at 12:30 p.m. Law enforcement will continue to investigate the matter.

Whitaker thanked the students, staff, parents, and first responders for their cooperation during the incident.

At 9:23 a.m. it was announced that students and staff at Buena Regional Middle School had been moved to a safe location following a bomb threat against the school this morning.

Staff activated their emergency plan and moved all students to a safe location while the New Jersey State Police cleared the building with bomb-sniffing dogs.

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