Around noon on Friday, the corporate offices of Goddard found a comment on Twitter that seemed to be threating to Goddard schools, as a precaution all New Jersey Goddard Schools were informed and placed on a partial lockdown, according to Fanwood’s Goddard School owner Tracy Brace.
Brace said the tweet was said to have come from a high school student in Randolph, NJ and was eventually said to be a misunderstood joke.
As a precaution, the Fanwood Goddard School locked the front door and would not let anyone new into the building, including parents. However, at 12:30 p.m. the school dismissed of their half-day students by walking the students outside to their parents.
“We didn’t perceive it to be a threat to let anyone out of the building,” Brace said.
There was a police presence at the school and parents were informed of the situation, Brace told Patch.
“I don’t think anyone was ever in any real danger,” Brace said.
She added that the school is very thankful to have the corporate offices monitoring such activity because otherwise they probably would have never seen the tweet.