Students return to Pinelands Regional High School

Officials say a threatening message sent to the Pinelands Regional School District on Thursday came from an account of a former student who no longer lives in the district. Police said that person was in custody. Pinelands Regional High School in Little Egg Harbor Township reopens its doors Wednesday after being closed for three months following a roof project gone wrong. Principal Shaun Banin talks about the return in a video at

LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — A shelter-in-place was lifted Thursday afternoon for Pinelands Regional School District after school and police officials investigated threats.

A threatening message sent to the district messaging system led the high school and junior high, which opened 2 hours late due to Wednesday’s nor’easter, to operate under a shelter-in-place policy Thursday morning.

The threat came from an account of a former student who no longer lives in the district, according to Little Egg Harbor Township Police Department. That student was in custody Thursday morning, police said.

Parents on Facebook shared an email received from the district stating no one would be permitted into the buildings until an all clear was issued. Students arriving at the junior high school and high school were escorted by Little Egg police into the building, the email said.

Acting Superintendent Cheryl Stevenson wasn’t immediately available for comment.

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