Early this afternoon, the Metuchen Police department was alerted by Metuchen High School administration of a bomb threat which was discovered on the premises of the High School on Grove Avenue.
The threat, written on a wall, was found by a teacher and immediately reported to school administrators.
The Metuchen Police Department, acting on the threat, made contact with the Middlesex County Sherriff's Department, as per Middlesex County guidelines.
The Middlesex County Sherriff's department arranged to have six bomb dogs search the grounds. The search, conducted at 1:10 pm, produced negative results. During the search, students were evacuated to a nearby religious facility and returned safely approximately one hour later - following the clear search of the school.
Responding units included two canine teams from the Middlesex County Sherriff's department, two canine teams from the Monmouth County Sherriff's department, one canine team from the Somerset County Sherriff's department, and one canine team from the Edison Police department.
In addition, members of the Metuchen Auxiliary Police, the Metuchen Fire department, Metuchen EMS, the American Red Cross, and Metuchen's Emergency Management Coordinator responded and assisted the Metuchen Police.
The investigation into the bomb threat is open and on-going.