HOLMDEL - Students at St. John Vianney High School in Holmdel were evacuated after a bomb threat was reported to the school at around 11:30 a.m.
Several local, county and state law enforcement agencies, including the Monmouth County SWAT team, were called to the scene to help search the school. K-9 units were also brought in. No threats were found.
All students were taken to St. Benedict's School on Church Street while authorities cleared the building. They were later released to their parents, who say there was a lot of confusion surrounding the incident.
"We got multiple phone calls, multiple stories," says Danielle Spressert. "We don't really know exactly what transpired."
"I am really just disappointed that the school didn't notify us through the bulletin that they use for snow releases and everything else, says Bob Foreman.
Father Doug Freer, the vicar of Catholic education says he was there when parents reunited with their children. He says notices were made. "We knew that they were safe and we released that there were no injuries."
Some parents say they did receive emails, but weren't clear on how they'd get their kids back.
Students say the process went relatively smoothly, and were glad the threat turned out to be a hoax.