VINELAND, N.J. - Vineland Public Schools will reopen on Friday after district leaders closed schools "out of an abundance of caution" on Thursday after receiving an online threat.
School officials told the Vineland Police Department that it received an online threat on Wednesday night and later decided to close all buildings on Thursday.
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Investigators did not specify the nature of the threat, but used social media tracing to discover that it was a "generic posting that is being replicated and re-distributed."
Vineland school officials urged parents to be cautious of how their children are using social media, including extra emphasis on a new TikTok challenge that has casued destruction and vandalism in schools.
"Please check in with your family members and have an honest conversation about the impact of these behaviors.," the district said. "Actions have consequences, and Vineland Public Schools shall consult the police department to file charges, expel guilty individuals, and demand restitution."