A 16-year-old Hodgson Vo-Tech student is facing charges after allegedly posting a social media threat against the Newark High School ice hockey team, police said.
The student is a member of Hodgson’s ice hockey team, which was scheduled to play against a team made up of students from Newark High and The Tatnall School, according to Lt. Andrew Rubin, a spokesman for the Newark Police Department.
“The threat involved a picture of a male holding and displaying a handgun in his waistband with words meant to cause alarm to members of the Newark/Tatnall hockey team,” Rubin said.
The game, scheduled for Sunday afternoon at the Patriot Ice Center off Marrows Road, was canceled.
Police were called and began investigating the threat. They identified the student that posted the image and searched his Newark home, where they found numerous guns and marijuana, Rubin said.
The student, whose name was not released, was charged with terroristic threatening and possession of a firearm by a juvenile. He was released on $4,000 unsecured bail.
Police also arrested an adult resident of the home, 40-year-old Richard Griffin Jr., and charged him with possession of a firearm by a person prohibited, endangering the welfare of a child and possession of marijuana. He was released on $7,500 unsecured bail.