May 17, 2017

Police Investigate Threat Against JWS

On May 11, Princeton Police received a report of terroristic threats levied against the school and students by a fellow John Witherspoon School student. The student was overheard saying he was going to obtain a firearm and “shoot up the school tomorrow.” Police were contacted immediately when school officials became aware of the threat. The investigation revealed that the student did not have access to any firearms. The investigation resulted in one juvenile being taken into custody and a monitoring bracelet being placed on the juvenile while the incident is being investigated. The school was declared safe and the police will provide additional patrols. Chief Sutter would like to thank the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office for their assistance and credits the prompt and professional response by the John Witherspoon School staff. The Princeton Police Department and Princeton Schools have been working together to ensure that a secure and safe learning environment exists on all of the campuses.