Newark Juvenile Charged With Making Threat to Newark High School

On March 14, 2023, Newark Police were advised of a threat of violence to occur at Newark High School.  Newark Police Department school resource officers and detectives immediately began to investigate the threat.  The investigation determined that a 15 year-old Newark juvenile engaged in a text message and social media interaction with another juvenile.  During that interaction, the 15 year-old juvenile made threats of violence to occur at Newark High School at a later date.

An arrest warrant was obtained and the 15 year-old juvenile was taken into custody at their residence that same day.  In addition, a search warrant was executed at the residence.

The juvenile was transported to Newark Police headquarters where they were charged with one count of felony terroristic threatening.  The juvenile appeared before Justice of the Peace Court #11 by video and was released to a family member pending a future court date.

The Newark Police Department is aware of recent rumors on social media related to possible violence to occur at Newark High School.  The Newark Police Department has investigated the recent rumors and has not developed any information as to a new threat of violence at the school.  The latest social media posts are believed to be related to the prior threat for which an arrest was made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Det. T. Gerasimov at (302) 366-7100 x. 3474 or  Additional methods for providing information to Newark Police can be found on our tips page, where reward information may also be available.