Tarrytown students released after threat spurs district lockdown

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Students throughout Tarrytown were released from school Monday after the entire district was under lockout due to a school threat.

The superintendent posted on the district website that the lockout was prompted when someone sent a threatening email to a Sleepy Hollow High School teacher.

School officials alerted police and there was a police presence at schools throughout the day while the lockout was in effect.

Police say the threat was not considered credible, but school officials took precautions and put all five schools in the district on lockout.

It is currently unknown what the threat was, but officials say the same type of email has been received by a lot of school districts across the country and was not considered credible.

All five schools have returned to a normal dismissal time.

School officials say all after school activities will go on as planned.

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