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A threat of a person with a gun put an Orange County elementary school into lockdown today. Police say the Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown received a phone threat this morning just after

News 12 Staff

Oct 20, 2015, 8:38 PM

Updated 3,167 days ago

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A threat of a person with a gun put an Orange County elementary school into lockdown today.
Police say the Maple Hill Elementary School in Middletown received a phone threat this morning just after 9 a.m.
School officials put emergency procedures into place and put the school in lockdown.
State police say this call first came in as an active shooter threat, which prompted the massive response, but then later it was clarified to be a bomb threat. The threat came in while a drug sweep was underway nearby at Middletown High School.
Authorities say they used bomb-sniffing dogs to sweep the building as a precaution and that students were not in danger.
With numerous threats in the Middletown school district over the past month, County Executive Steve Neuhaus says they now plan on teaming up with local, state and federal officials to stop the threats terrorizing students, staff and parents.


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