This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. with input from Freehold Borough Police Chief Glenn Roberts.
The Freehold Borough Park Avenue Elementary School Complex was evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat in the form of a note was found.
According to Annette Jordan, President of the Freehold Borough Board of Education, the school was evacuated after a note was found in a girls' bathroom at the Freehold Intermediate School (FIS).
Since FIS shares a complex with the Park Avenue Elementary School both schools were evacuated.
Parents were alerted to the school evacuation around 11:15 a.m. The automated message stated that all students had arrived at the offsite location safely. Parents are not permitted to pick up students at offsite location. The message also noted that all afternoon pre-k classes at Park Avenue have been cancelled.
Freehold Borough Police Chief Glenn Roberts said that the threat was written on the bathroom wall. The Sheriff’s office has since cleared the school with bomb dogs.
"It was just a scare," said Roberts. "We are investigating it."
This bomb threat comes only two weeks after a bomb threat note was found in a Park Avenue boys' bathroom.
This story will be updated, as more information is available.