Threatening message in Voorheesville middle school bathroom found to be unsubstantiated

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Voorheesville school officials immediately contacted the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, and all students and staff at the middle and high school were put in a “hold-in-place” after a message that said, “I have a gun” was found in a middle-school bathroom. 

NEW SCOTLAND — A threatening message in a Voorheesville Middle School bathroom sent students and staff sheltering in place on Thursday. 

The message, which said, “I have a gun,” according to  Inspector J.T. Campbell of the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, was found on a stall door at approximately 9:50 a.m.

School officials “immediately contacted the Albany County Sheriff's Department and all students and staff at the middle and high school were put in a hold-in-place,” according to a letter sent to parents. 

A hold-in-place, according to the district, “means everyone inside the school stays in the classroom they are currently in so that the situation can be assessed and instruction can continue.”

Police then swept the school with trained dogs and found nothing, Campbell said.

The hold-in-place order was lifted by 11:25 a.m.

The investigation is ongoing, Campbell said.


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