Unspecified threat closes Tappan Zee High School

Students were sent home early Monday because of an unspecified threat found inside Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg.

Students were sent home early Monday because of an unspecified threat found inside Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg. (12/12/16)

ORANGEBURG - Students were sent home early because of an unspecified threat found inside Tappan Zee High School in Orangeburg.

Police said they received the report around 9 a.m. Monday, and the district decided to end classes around 9:45 a.m.

School officials said emergency procedures were put into effect once the threat was discovered.

"The threat was unspecified, but due to an abundance of caution, we felt it was in the best interest of the safety of the students to send the students home early today," said school Superintendent Robert Pritchard.

Orangetown police and Rockland County sheriff's officers searched the building, but no bombs or any other threats were found.

Classes are expected to resume as normal on Tuesday.

 

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