A bomb threat Friday evening shut down Rye High and Middle School, and forced the cancelation of a basketball game.
Bomb threats, "stranger danger" weirdos approaching kids and even a student alegedly with a gun have all kept local school and police on their toes.
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The "all clear" email from Frank Alvarez, Rye City Schools Superindendent, send just before 9pm Friday:
The "all clear" has been issued at the Rye High School and Middle School Campus. The Rye City Police Department and the Westchester County Police thoroughly examined the High School and Middle School building with the help of bomb-sniffing dogs. They deemed the building was safe at shortly after 8:00 p.m. this evening.
Our highest priority is the safety of our students, faculty and staff. We are grateful to the Rye City Police Department and County Police Department for their swift response. An investigation into the source of the threat is now underway.
The bomb threat email from Frank Alvarez, Rye City Schools Superindendent, send around 7:30pm Friday:
Subject: Bomb Threat Against Rye HS/MS Campus
The District has just become aware of a bomb threat made this evening against the High School and Middle School Campus. The building is being evacuated and Rye City and County Police are on the scene. The girl's basketball tournament that was to have been held at the school at 7:00 p.m. this evening has been cancelled and no athletes or spectators will be allowed to enter the school grounds. We will update you on the situation as more information becomes available.