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Glen Rock Police Make Arrest In School Bomb Threat

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Glen Rock police. Photo Credit: Glen Rock PD

GLEN ROCK, N.J. – An 18-year-old Fair Lawn man surrendered to police in connection with a bomb threat at Glen Rock High School last week, authorities said Wednesday.

Jared Burger apparently “had an association with students” at the school and made the threat “in response to a disagreement via social media which had gone on for several days,” Police Chief Dean Ackermann said.

Principal John Arlotta " reported receiving information concerning [the threat] ," Ackermann said.

Glen Rock patrols, along with a Bergen County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit, the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office and Fair Lawn police immediately responded -- with borough firefighters and the ambulance corps placed on standby as a precaution, he said.

School officials first evacuated and then locked down the school. A large police presence followed.

“It was quickly determined by investigators that the nature of the communication did not pose a viable threat,” Ackermann said. “Out of an abundance of caution, officers remained on scene through the remainder of the school day.”

Although detectives determined that Burger -- the son of a police officer -- “had neither the ability nor the intent to carry out the threat,” the chief said, they still charged him with one count of causing a false public alarm.

Burger was released on his own recognizance pending a Nov. 3 appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

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