Office of the Superintendent 

May 8, 2015

Dear Parents and Guardians:

The safety and security of our students and staff is of utmost importance to us. To this end, we work hard to communicate with you regarding precautions designed to insure that our school remains safe.

As you are aware, last week, we found a disturbing message written on the wall in a boy’s bathroom at Central High School. Because this message referenced a possible bomb threat, we immediately notified the police and have been working collaboratively with them to investigate the matter. To date, we have been unable to successfully identify the individual(s) responsible and, therefore, we are taking additional security measures. These measures, while not disruptive to the school day, provide a comprehensive, thorough approach to this situation.

Early this morning, Friday, May 8, 2015, before the students and staff entered Central High School, the entire school was “swept” again by a specially trained canine unit. As an added measure of security, entrance to Central High School was limited to designated areas.

The Hopewell Valley Regional School District and Hopewell Township Police continue to believe that this threat is not credible; however, we want to ensure that we are doing all we can to protect our students and staff.


Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Hopewell Valley Regional School District

Thomas Smith 

Thomas A. Smith, Ed.D.
609.737.4000 x2101

Thomas A. Smith has served as superintendent of schools since June 2009. A former special education teacher, he came to Hopewell Valley from the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District where he had served for three years as its assistant superintendent for pupil services and planning. More»

Hopewell Valley Regional School District   |   425 S Main St. Pennington, NJ 08534   |   tel 609.737.4000   |   fax 609.737.1418