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Threat forces closure of Township of Franklin schools in Gloucester County Thursday: District officials

NEW JERSEY — A “potentially threatening email” prompted the closure of Township of Franklin Public Schools Thursday in  Gloucester County, the district posted on its website.

Police is investigating the origin and credibility of the “potentially threatening email,” which was received by a staff member, the district website states.

“All students and staff are safe. We are encouraging parents to speak with their children regarding this incident and provide the district or the Franklin Township Police Department with additional any information,” according to the website.

The Janvier School, Main Road School and Reutter School are all closed as a result of the email.

Correction: An earlier version of this story featured an incorrect map for the site of the threat.