MAYS LANDING – The Atlantic County Sheriff’s Office arrested a Galloway Township man Monday, Nov. 25, for making terroristic threats against Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Atlantic County Sheriff Eric Scheffler announced.
Chase Warriner, 18, was taken into custody without incident for making electronic threats on Instagram Thursday, Nov. 2, stating, “ACIT will be shot up on Monday,” Scheffler said in a release. The threat made its way to Snap Chat and an Atlantic County Institute of Technology student subsequently reported it to school authorities.
The Sheriff’s Office, assisted by the Township of Hamilton Police Department, stationed additional personnel at the school Friday and Monday mornings to assure all students and staff were safe.
With the assistance of the Galloway Township Police Department, it was determined that Warriner was the individual responsible for the post, Scheffler said. He was charged with terroristic threats, false public alarm and child endangerment, and was lodged in the Atlantic County Justice Facility where he awaits a bail hearing.
Scheffler commended the actions of his officers, as well as the actions of the Township of Hamilton and Galloway Township Police departments.