Bradley L. Davis Jr., 22, was charged Monday with making a terroristic threat, a felony. Police say that charges will be filed against that individual.
The Apollo-Ridge and Blackhawk School Districts both announced Sunday that schools would be closed to all students and faculty due to threats - both made online.
Later that day, police were called to Henry E. Harris Community School after a parent reported her child telling her that another student said a shooting would take place at the school. State police consulted with the chief of the Camden Police Department, who then contacted the superintendent of Camden schools, and the decision was made to cancel all classes for Monday. The Bayonne Police Department has not yet been able to discredit the threat.
Troopers described Davis as a transient, and said they found him at a friend's home Monday in the Madison County city of Oneida. At the time of his arrest, the suspect did not have any access to any weapons. The superintendent put out a letter stating: "The Bayonne School District received a twitter post that has yet to be discredited by the Bayonne Police Department". It does not appear that there had been any on-going planning for the event, but rather that Davis was upset Sunday night about personal issues, Keller said.
An investigation revealed that Davis sent similar messages to more than one person.
As a precaution, the Apollo-Ridge School District made a decision to cancel all classes on Monday, according to the district's website.
After police found and arrested Davis, he was sent to the Oneida County Jail.