Lockdown at EF Academy lifted following cellphone threat

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A "potential threat" received on a student's cellphone at EF Academy in Thornwood placed the school in a lockdown Tuesday afternoon, according to Mount Pleasant Police Chief Paul Oliva.

The lockdown was officially lifted after 4 p.m.

Mount Pleasant police say around 12:15 p.m., a student received an anonymous threat through AirDrop saying someone would be on campus in 10 minutes to carry out a shooting.

Surrounding schools in Mount Pleasant, Pleasantville and Valhalla were temporarily placed in a lockout as a precaution.

Mount Pleasant police say they take threats of any kind very seriously.

Police are interviewing four persons of interest connected to the threat. So far, no arrests have been made.

 
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