Contact Us
Pascack Valley Daily Voice serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood & Woodcliff Lake
Return to your home site

Menu

Pascack Valley Daily Voice serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood & Woodcliff Lake

Nearby Towns

  • Northern Highlands
    serves Allendale, Ho-Ho-Kus, Midland Park, Saddle River, Upper Saddle River & Waldwick
  • Northern Valley
    serves Harrington Park, Haworth, Northvale, Norwood, Old Tappan & Rockleigh
  • Paramus
    serves Oradell, Paramus & River Edge
DV Pilot police & fire

Cybersecurity Student, 20, Charged With Social Media Threat To Wanaque/Ringwood High School

Lakeland Regional High School / INSET: Leo Schaffner
Lakeland Regional High School / INSET: Leo Schaffner Photo Credit: FACEBOOK

A 20-year-old former intern with the borough of Ringwood was charged with posting social media threats against Lakeland Regional High School in Wanaque, authorities said.

Leo L. Schaffner -- whose Facebook profile says studies cybersecurity at Stevens Tech in Hoboken -- was charged with creating a false public alarm, authorities said late Friday.

Wanaque and Ringwood police investigated after Schaffner posted a countdown clock on Instagram using his real name, they said.

Schaffner’s Facebook page says he recently served as an intern in the “finance and clerk’s offices” of the borough of Ringwood and previously worked at Spring Lake Day Camp in town.

Records show he received a Young Mentor Award for assisting the Ryerson Middle School robotics team at the Montclair Society of Engineers first LEGO League state tournament, held at Clifton High School, in 2016.

Schaffner was released pending a hearing.

to sign up for Daily Voice's free daily emails and news alerts.

Welcome to

Pascack Valley Daily Voice!

Serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood & Woodcliff Lake

Get the news you need to know on the go.

Welcome to

Pascack Valley Daily Voice!

Serves Emerson, Hillsdale, Montvale, Park Ridge, River Vale, Washington Township, Westwood & Woodcliff Lake

Hi! You've read our articles so we know you like our reporting. To keep reading please join our mailing list.

Get important news about your town as it happens.