On Thursday, December 15, a phone called was received by New City Elementary School staff, in which an unidentified individual stated there was a bomb in the school. The phone call abruptly ended and the Clarkstown Police Department was notified.
As the initial responding officers arrived on scene they observed students already being evacuated from the building and placed onto school buses in order to be safely moved from the area. Officers began establishing a perimeter and notifications were made to several surrounding agencies, requesting the use of their K9 officers due to the size of the building. Officers from Ramapo PD, RC Sherriffs and the NYSP joined our K9’s in a search of the school and the surrounding grounds. Additionally an exterior search of the school was conducted by our UAV (drone) Unit and uniformed personnel.
After a comprehensive search of the New City Elementary School it was determined that no devices were located in the school or the campus. The Clarkstown Police Department is actively investigating the origin of the threat. Anyone possessing information regarding this incident, is asked to please contact the Clarkstown Detective Bureau at (845)639-5840.
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