HOMLDEL, N.J. – St. John Vianney Regional Catholic High School in Holmdel was evacuated yesrerday after a phone call was received by Holmdel police reporting an unsubstantiated threat to the school.
Students and faculty were initially placed in lockdown before they were safely evacuated to the school’s football field and eventually to nearby St. Benedict’s School.
Holmdel police received the call at 11:39 a.m. with the caller indicating there was person with a bomb inside the high school who appeared to be armed. Holmdel police immediately responded to the school.
The threats appeared to be a hoax and a thorough sweep of the facility was completed by the Monmouth County Emergency Response Team (MOCERT).
Numerous agencies responded to the investigation with assistance from the Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office, New Jersey State Police, FBI and Holmdel, Matawan, and Hazlet police departments.