Bomb threat at Voorheesville schools unfounded

VOORHEESVILLE — A note indicating there was a bomb on the campus of Voorheesville’s middle and high school sent students and faculty into a two-hour lockdown on Tuesday.

No students or faculty were harmed.

The note was found in a bathroom by a student at around 10:15 a.m., at which point the student immediately reported what he or she had found to a school principal, Superintendent Brian Hunt told The Enterprise. Hunt would not say which bathroom the note was found in, or which principal had been notified.

Hunt said that the Albany County Sheriff’s Office was called, and it was determined that the campus would go into a shelter-in-place procedure. This means students stay in their classrooms as teachers conduct lessons.

Along with sheriff’s deputies, Hunt said, officers from the State Police arrived on campus with explosive-detecting dogs. “They swept the entire campus, inside and outside, and no explosive devices were found,” Hunt said, at which point the shelter-in-place order was lifted.

Asked if the footage from corridor cameras in the school was reviewable, Hunt answered, “What I can tell you is our building administrators are investigating this incident.”

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