Bomb threat cleared at school in Voorheesville

VOORHEESVILLE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A bomb threat has been called off at the Voorhesville Middle School/High School building.

Albany County Sheriff’s Office says the Voorheesville Central High School campus was evacuated Tuesday due to a bomb threat at the school. The sheriff’s office says they received the call shortly after 9 a.m. this morning after a handwritten message was discovered on the wall of a bathroom stall indicating “There is a bomb in this school”.

Sheriff’s say they responded immediately and worked with school officials to safely evacuate staff and students. The property was physically checked and an extensive K-9 search was conducted using bomb detection dogs from the Albany County Sheriff’s Office, City of Albany Police Department, New York State Police, Schenectady County Sheriff’s Office, SUNY Police Department, City of Troy Police Department and the Transportation Security Authority.

Officials say shortly after 11:00 a.m. the building was declared safe for all students and staff to return. The school day will be carried out as if there was a two hour delay.

The incident is still under investigation.

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