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High school in Atlantic Co. closed due to threat

Friday, January 18, 2013

The Mainland Regional High School in Linwood, New Jersey was closed Friday after police received word of a potential threat.

The Linwood Police Department said that a student in another county received a text message saying someone would get a gun and there would be violence, with Mainland Regional identified as a potential target.

Police notified the superintendent, who decided to close the school for the day.

Investigators say they do not yet know if the messages are credible.

Few other details are being released as this investigation continues.

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