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Text Message Threat Leads To Closure Of New Jersey High School

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LINWOOD, N.J. (CBS) – Police say a text message threat led to the closure of a high school in Atlantic County Friday.

The threat closed Mainland Regional High School, which is located on Oak Avenue in Linwood, New Jersey.

According to investigators, the Linwood Police Department received information that a student in a school district from another county received a text message indicating that someone would get a gun and there would be violence.

Mainland Regional High School was identified by law enforcement as a potential target.

The information was then relayed to the superintendent of the Mainland Regional School District, who opted to close the school as a precaution.

At this time, police are investigating the credibility of the text message.