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Students Return To Scarsdale HS, Dismissed Regularly, After Bomb Threat

Scarsdale police had an assist from the Westchester County Bomb Squad as they swept the building following the threat.
Scarsdale police had an assist from the Westchester County Bomb Squad as they swept the building following the threat. Photo Credit: Zak Failla

SCARSDALE, N.Y. – Students have been permitted back into the Scarsdale High School after a bomb threat forced a midday evacuation.

The doors of the high school are once again open, and emergency personnel from the Scarsdale Police and Fire Department, as well as members of the Westchester County Bomb Squad have cleared the scene to allow classes to resume regularly.

Scarsdale Police Capt. Thomas Altizio said that although crews using explosive detecting canines found no device, the police department will continue monitoring the situation and investigating the threat.

“School officials were given back the building, and at this time, all emergency personnel have left the school. Scarsdale police will continue increased patrols in the area,” he said. “The students that were relocated were bussed back to the high school and will be released there.”

The high school had to be evacuated shortly after 10 a.m. on Monday when a threat was found on a bathroom wall. The students were held at the athletic fields until they could be transported to the middle school for safekeeping.

Shortly after 1 p.m., Superintendent of Schools Thomas Hagerman alerted parents that the threat was believed to be harmless, and that he foresaw a regularly scheduled dismissal.

Keep following the Scarsdale Daily Voice for additional information as the police investigation into the threat continues.

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