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Second 13-year-old arrested in connection with Bayonne school threats

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A second 13-year-old has been arrested in connection with online threats to schools in Bayonne.

According to police, the "copycat" threat on SnapChat referred to an earlier threat to schools.

The second threat indicated All Saints Catholic Academy would also be included in the attack.

MORE: Security increased at Bayonne schools amid more online threats

Mayor Jimmy Davis says the child was charged with false public alarms and terroristic threats.

Officials say the search for whoever made the earlier threats continues.

Davis said this threat was also investigated and it was determined that there was no validity to the threat. Detectives also seized evidence related to this incident, David said.

The Facebook post did not say if the 13-year-old is from Bayonne. The investigation into other online threats are still under investigation.

A 13-year-old was charged back on March 5 with making copycat threats, similar to the initial threat posted March 2 on Twitter.

He was also charged with false public alarms and terroristic threats.

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