All clear after latest Middletown bomb threat

Officials locked down William A. Carter Elementary School on East Main Street in Middletown after a bomb threat Tuesday.



Wallkill police searched the building for an hour and ruled the call a hoax, the seventh such prank in the school district this year.



Police say a man contacted the school's main office around 9:30 a.m. to make the threat.



Officials say that despite the frequent false alarms, they must take every scare seriously.



Last week, police arrested a 9-year-old Middletown girl for allegedly making a threatening call during winter break.



The FBI is involved in the investigation into the other bomb hoaxes.


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