An 18-year-old Southern Regional student was arrested and charged with making a threat of violence while riding a school bus on Tuesday morning.

A parent, meanwhile, told the principal of a Union County elementary school that she was going to "shoot the whole place up."

Deven Marino, of the Manahawkin section of Stafford, is a student at Southern Regional High School. He was charged with making terroristic threats and will not be permitted to return to school, according to police Chief Thomas Delanne.

Delanne did not disclose the nature of the threat.

Marino is being held at the Ocean County Jail.

Jefferson Elementary School
Jefferson Elementary School (RLS Metro Breaking News)

Disagreement leads to parent's threat

In a separate case, a parent who became upset during a phone conversation with the principal at Jefferson Elementary School, told the administrator that she was going to shoot up the school, police said. The threat resulted in a lockdown Tuesday afternoon.

Union police said that while officers tried to locate the parent, students stayed put and the dismissal of school was delayed. Officers were positioned inside and outside of the building.

The parent was located within an hour as she returned home and police charged her with making terroristic threats. Police did not disclose the identity of the parent who was being held at the Union County Jail.

It's one in a series of threats made against New Jersey schools since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas on May 24. 19 students and two teachers were killed in the gunfire.

EDITOR'S NOTE: A previous version of this article incorrectly named an administrator at Jefferson Elementary School.

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A trip to New Jersey doesn't have to be all about the beach. Our state has some incredible trails, waterfalls, and lakes to enjoy.

From the Pine Barrens to the Appalachian Trail to the hidden gems of New Jersey, you have plenty of options for a great hike. Hiking is such a great way to spend time outdoors and enjoy nature, plus it's a great workout.

Before you go out on the trails and explore some of our listeners' suggestions, I have some tips on hiking etiquette from the American Hiking Society.

If you are going downhill and run into an uphill hiker, step to the side and give the uphill hiker space. A hiker going uphill has the right of way unless they stop to catch their breath.

Always stay on the trail, you may see side paths, unless they are marked as an official trail, steer clear of them. By going off-trail you may cause damage to the ecosystems around the trail, the plants, and wildlife that live there.

You also do not want to disturb the wildlife you encounter, just keep your distance from the wildlife and continue hiking.

Bicyclists should yield to hikers and horses. Hikers should also yield to horses, but I’m not sure how many horses you will encounter on the trails in New Jersey.
If you are thinking of bringing your dog on your hike, they should be leashed, and make sure to clean up all pet waste.

Lastly, be mindful of the weather, if the trail is too muddy, it's probably best to save your hike for another day.

I asked our listeners for their suggestions of the best hiking spots in New Jersey, check out their suggestions:

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