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The Freehold Township school district is investigating the source of a cybersecurity attack and is attempting to restore services.

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FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP, NJ — The township school district is investigating the cause of a cybersecurity attack that closed schools and district offices on Monday, the school board president said.

The district informed the public Sunday night about the incident and the technical issues it caused, prompting the closure.


“There is an ongoing investigation so we don’t have any information to give at this time,” said Board of Education President Michael Amoroso Monday morning.

He said he had no other information at this time about when classes will resume.

The district said in the Sunday advisory that is has retained an outside IT expert to “contain, remediate and fully restore” operations.

“We apologize for the inconvenience and will share additional information if necessary and when it becomes available,” Superintendent of Schools Neal Dickstein said in the advisory.

The affected district is the elementary district. Freehold Township High School is part of the Freehold Regional High School District and was not affected.

Patch will update the story as more information becomes available.


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