Bathroom Bomb Threat Leads to Evacuation at a Hyde Park School
Students were sent home early after a bomb threat was found inside the bathroom of a Hudson Valley school.
On Friday, the Town of Hyde Park Police Department received a report of a possible threat made at FDR High School. A written statement about a bomb threat was found in a bathroom at the school, police say.
The Hyde Park Police Department school resource officer immediately began working with staff to investigate the threat and a joint decision was made to evacuate the building and send students home early.
Police requested backup from the Dutchess County Sheriff's Officer K9 along with the bomb detection dogs from New York State Police, City of Poughkeepsie police and the Metro-North Police Department. The building was searched by what police describe as highly trained K9s and an all-clear was given to the school district around 3:30 p.m.
As of now, it's unclear who wrote the bomb threat and police are continuing to investigate. The Hyde Park Police Department will be adding extra officers to the school to help with the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call the Hyde Park Police Department at 845-229-9340.