Classes Canceled Following Threat at NJ School

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    NBC 5

    Classes at a New Jersey school were canceled the morning after a serious threat was made involving the safety of students at the school.

    Northfield Community School was closed early Wednesday morning and will remain closed for most of the day after an "unsubstantiated threat" was made to the building and students, according to Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Janice D. Fipp.

    Northfield serves elementary and middle school students from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Graduation for 8th graders will take place tonight as planned.

    Fipp made the announcement on the school's website early Wednesday:

    "There has been an unsubstantiated threat to our students and building. I became aware of this at 11:00 last night. Between 11 pm and 2 am two police officers and I went from home to home of students who may have information about this situation. The investigation is ongoing.

    The threat is being taken seriously by the police, as it should be. The entire building is being inspected by the police and Sheriff’s office staff. I am very sad to give you this information."

    Fipp updated the announcement a short time later, assuring parents and staff that the graduation ceremony scheduled in the school's gym for tonight at 7 p.m. will go on as planned.

    No further information about the threat was given.

    NBC10.com reached out to the school for comment. Calls and emails were not returned by the time of publication.