Bayonne schools were closed following a threat that surfaced on social media.

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Bayonne Public Schools Closed Due To Online Threat

March 05, 2018 - 12:00 pm
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BAYONNE, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- Monday turned into an unplanned day off for school kids in Bayonne.

Officials said they closed their public schools because of a threat made on social media.

The tweet was first posted Friday, from an account that was deleted shortly after. It said 'we will shoot up all Bayonne public schools Monday morning' and mentioned some schools by name.

When Bayonne schools and police got wind of the threat Sunday night, they decided to close schools for a day to investigate.

Police Chief Drew Sisk said a second threat was posted to Snapchat.

"There was language that was similar to the initial twitter posting. Whether or not it was the same individual or individuals we're not sure at this point," he said.

He and Mayor Jimmy Davis said whoever is responsible will be found and prosecuted.

In the meantime there will be additional security on hand in Bayonne schools.

"We are coming up with a new system to work with our school district, so that they will each have an armed officer in each one of our schools," Davis said.

Bayonne schools will re-open on Tuesday, with additional security provided by the sheriff's department.