2 students accused of fake threats at separate schools

Two students are accused of making phony bomb threats that forced both of their schools to evacuate last week.

The first threat forced John Jay High School in Cross River to shut down Jan. 30. Police say one of the students made a threat in a note found in a bathroom. State troopers arrested the accused student and charged him with making a false report.

In the John Jay incident, police using bomb-sniffing dogs searched the building, but found no bomb. The school reopened with extremely tight security after the incident.

The second threat came a day after the John Jay incident at Bedford?s Fox Lane Middle School. Students from both the high school and middle school were evacuated after a threat was found in graffiti on a bathroom wall. In that case, a student at the middle school is accused of making the threat. There is no word on what action is being taken against the student. However, he has been removed from the school.

Police say the incidents were not directly related.

Related Information:FoxLane campus evacuated due to bomb scareBombscare cancels classes, activities at John Jay H.S.

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