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Threats force schools to postpone Thanksgiving football game

Local News | Nov 22, 2017

Threats force schools to postpone Thanksgiving football game

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — The annual Thanksgiving Day football game between two New Jersey high schools has been postponed because of threats.

The Asbury Park Press reports administrators at the Asbury Park and Neptune Township school districts agreed to postpone Thursday’s game following what has been described as “credible, live threats.”

Asbury Park Superintendent of Schools Lamont Repollet said in a statement both districts wanted to ensure students were safe. Repollet wouldn’t elaborate on the nature of the threats but said there is an ongoing investigation.

Administrators say the game between Asbury Park High School and Neptune Township High School will be played at a later date that is mutually agreed upon.

The teams have met every year on Thanksgiving Day since 1908 with the exception of a few changes.

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Information from: Asbury Park (N.J.) Press, http://www.app.com