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Police: Man Arrested in Winslow Township School Threat

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By Dan Wing

WINSLOW Twp., N.J., (CBS) — A Winslow Township man has been arrested for calling in a threat at a South Jersey elementary school.

Police say 36-year-old Todd Hughes allegedly called in the threat to the main office at Winslow Township Elementary School No. 2, shortly after 12 p.m. on Friday, February 4th.

As a precaution, all students and staff were evacuated from the school while Police and K-9s searched the building and surrounding areas. Authorities also investigated nearby Winslow Township Elementary School No. 5, even though no threat was called in at that building. No threat was found at either building.

After nearly one week of investigating, Winslow Township Police were able to trace the threat back to Hughes, who was sent to Camden County Jail on $50,000 bail.

He’s being charged with making terroristic threats and creating a false public alarm.