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Pelham schools resume normal schedule following false bomb threat

School officials received clearance from law enforcement confirming that the threat, received via email, was determined to be a hoax.

Lisa LaRocca

Nov 21, 2023, 10:48 AM

Updated 209 days ago

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Pelham schools were back in session today after an apparent fake bomb threat disrupted operations at Pelham Middle-High School Monday.
School officials received clearance from law enforcement confirming that the threat, received via email, was determined to be a hoax. The incident led to an evacuation at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Monday.
As standard protocol dictates, such threats demand serious attention, resulting in an early dismissal for middle and high school students in the district.
Following the threat, Westchester County's bomb squad and K-9 unit conducted a thorough sweep of the campus but found no explosives. Officials concluded that the entire situation was a false alarm.
The district ensured the safe evacuation and accountability of all students during the event. The superintendent issued a message noting the vigilance of the Westchester County Real-Time Crime Center and Homeland Security in monitoring such swatting incidents in the local area and nationwide.
An investigation into the threat is ongoing.


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