Nutley HS student charged in security threat won't return to school

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Officials say the student responsible for a scare at Nutley High School is now banned from the facility. 

Joseph Rafanello, 18, was charged with creating a false public alarm after posting a video to Instagram depicting gun violence.

The Nutley Public School District canceled classes and all after-school activities.

The school will reopen on Monday after the weeklong winter break. 

Administrators say they plan to implement new procedures to ensure safety.
 

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