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Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood, where police determined a 911 call about a shooting threat was unfounded on Sept. 18.

Updated on Sept. 18 at 3:45 p.m.

Police have determined that a potential threat to Grover Cleveland High School in Ridgewood phoned into 911 on Tuesday morning was unfounded, according to law enforcement sources.

Authorities confirmed that a concerned resident placed a 911 call at approximately 6:57 a.m. on Sept. 18 and said that a person was going to have a gun at the school. After a brief investigation by officers from the 104th Precinct, the threat was determined to be not credible, police said.

Still, the word got out on social media and even reached Councilman Robert Holden’s office, who said he was in communication with the precinct to get to the bottom of the situation.

While police could not confirm, the rumor may have originated from an actual threat found inside of Grover Cleveland Charter High School in Reseda, California. According to the Los Angeles Daily News, a note was found inside a restroom at the school with the threat of “shooting up the school” on Tuesday at 10 a.m. because the writer was “tired of getting bullied.”

According to parents on Facebook here in Ridgewood, students were sharing a picture of a written threat on social media that caused some concern and confusion.

Detective Thomas Bell of the 1o4th Precinct Community Affairs Unit confirmed that a marked car was assigned to the high school, but the threat was determined to be unfounded.


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