Officials say bomb threat at a Stanhope high school was a hoax

A bomb threat that forced a high school in Sussex County to cancel classes Friday turned out to be nothing more than a prank. Police say a school custodian found a threatening letter on the doors of Lenape Valley Regional High School in Stanhope before classes were scheduled to begin. They say it was extensive and specific, claiming a bomb would go off inside the high school at 10 a.m. School officials told staff and students to stay home. Bomb sniffing dogs were brought in to search the building and police spent nearly six hours combing the campus. They say whoever is responsible for the prank will face criminal charges. Regular school activities will go on as planned this weekend and school will be open Monday.

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