New Jersey high school reopens after threat

December 14, 2009 8:12:54 AM PST
Police are on hand as students return to a New Jersey high school that prosecutors say was the target of a "Columbine-like" plot, which was uncovered when authorities found a cache of weapons in one teen's home. Officials say the police presence is to reassure students and parents that Bridgewater-Raritan High School is safe.

Principal James Riccobono will offer words of encouragement during an address to all 2,900 students before classes begin Monday.

Counselors also are on hand.

Authorities say a 16-year-old junior was arrested Thursday after a police resource officer at the school was told the teen was planning an attack.

Authorities say they found shotgun shells, bullets, black powder and explosive devices in the teen's home.

Officials also arrested a 17-year-old Immaculata High School senior, who is a competitive target shooter.