Two Hudson Valley Schools Threatened
Students and faculty were potentially in danger on Monday when two separate Hudson Valley school districts received threats. One threat involved “there is a bomb,” written inside a bathroom.
On Monday, New York State Police responded to Webutuck High School to investigate a threat of school violence. Following protocol, the school was place in a shelter-in-place. A search of the school determined that everyone was safe.
The investigation into the threat is continuing and anyone with information regarding this incident should contact the State Police at (845) 677-7300.
A bomb threat forced the evacuation of Edgemont Junior/Senior High School. According to the school’s website, "there is a bomb," was written on a toilet paper dispenser in one of the boys' bathrooms.
The threat was investigated by Greenburgh and Westchester County police,but nothing was found.
During the investigation students and staff were sent to Seely Place Elementary School and dismissed for the day at 12:30 p.m.
Threats at Hudson Valley schools sadly has become and increased occurrence in 2016.
Just over a week ago, a bomb threat was called into Maple Hill Elementary School. The Orange County school has had a number of other threats made this year. Also, on Monday January 4th, State Police charged a 9-year-old with making a terrorist threat at the school.
According to Town of Wallkill Police, a male caller phoned in bomb threats at Monhagen Middle School on Wednesday January 20th and at William A. Carter Elementary School on Tuesday January 12th.