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Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School
Traffic Light To Replace 'Confusing' Blinking Signal At Westchester Intersection Near School A new traffic light has been approved to increase safety at a busy Westchester intersection that countless parents and students cross on their way to school.  The new traffic signal will replace a "confusing" blinking light at the intersection of Ardsley Road and Fort Hill Road in Greenburgh, which many people cross while on their way to the nearby Greenville Elementary School, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner said on Thursday, July 11.  "Cars stopping at one of four locations don’t always know when to allow motorists at the other corners to proceed," Feiner explained, adding, "I have …
Intersection Next To Elementary School In Westchester Reopens After Crash Intersection Next To Elementary School In Westchester Reopens After Crash
Intersection Next To Elementary School In Westchester Reopens After Crash This story has been updated. A busy intersection next to a Westchester elementary school has reopened after a crash.  The intersection of Harrison Avenue (Route 127) and Union Avenue next to the Harrison Avenue Elementary School is now open after it was briefly closed following a crash on Friday afternoon, June 21, Harrison Police announced.  The crash resulted in downed power lines at the intersection, the department added.  The closure caused delays during school pick-up. 
Community Calls For Safety Improvements After Mother, Child Killed In Westchester Bus Crash Community Calls For Safety Improvements After Mother, Child Killed In Westchester Bus Crash
Community Calls For Safety Improvements After Mother, Child Killed In Westchester Bus Crash A petition calling for enhanced safety measures for pedestrians has collected thousands of signatures following a fatal bus crash in Westchester that left a kindergarten student and his mother dead. New, updated report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Fatally Struck By School Bus In Mamaroneck The petition, created by the Mamaroneck Avenue School community, follows a crash on Thursday morning, June 20 at around 8:30 a.m., when the student and his mother were struck by a school bus at the intersection of New Street and Mamaroneck Avenue, according to the Village of Mamaroneck…
Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester School Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester School
Latest Update: Kindergarten Student, Mother Both Fatally Struck Near Westchester School This story has been updated. A crash involving a school bus in Westchester left a kindergarten student and his mother dead.  New, updated report - New Update: IDs Released Of Mother, Child Fatally Struck By School Bus In Mamaroneck The incident happened on Thursday morning, June 20 around 8:30 a.m., when the student and his mother were struck by a vehicle while walking to the Mamaroneck Avenue School on Mamaroneck Avenue, according to the Mamaroneck Union Free School District.  According to the Village of Mamaroneck Police Department, investigators found that a school bus w…
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School
Student Holding Water Pistol Prompts Police Response At Northern Westchester School Police conducted an extensive investigation after a student was seen sitting in the parking lot of a Hudson Valley high school holding what appeared to be a gun, authorities said. The incident began in Putnam County on Friday, April 19 around 12:15 p.m., when a Putnam Valley High School student reported that she had seen a boy sitting inside a car in the parking lot while holding what looked like a gun, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office. By the time the school resource officer was told, the suspect had already left the campus.  The Sheriff's Office then began an investig…
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Northern Westchester High School Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Northern Westchester High School
Chimney Fire Prompts Emergency Response At Northern Westchester High School Firefighters raced to a high school in Northern Westchester after receiving reports of a chimney fire. The incident happened on Monday morning, April 8, when crews from the Millwood Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire at Fox Lane High School in Bedford.  According to the department, arriving crews soon discovered that the affected chimney was clogged and quickly worked to unclog it and return the situation to safety.  No injuries were reported. 
Students Assaulted, Caught With Weapon At Westchester School District Students Assaulted, Caught With Weapon At Westchester School District
Students Assaulted, Caught With Weapon At Westchester School District A school district in Westchester reported the assault of a student and the discovery of a weapon in another child's possession on the same day.  In separate announcements, Mount Vernon City School District Acting Superintendent K. Veronica Smith said the city's police department is investigating two separate incidents that happened on Tuesday, April 2. The first of the incidents to be detailed happened during the morning hours when a BB gun was found in a student's possession at the Nelson Mandela/Hosea Zollicoffer Elementary School, Smith said.  The weapon was found th…
Delivery Driver Charged After Confronting Byram Hills High School Security Delivery Driver Charged After Confronting Byram Hills High School Security
Delivery Driver Charged After Confronting Byram Hills High School Security A delivery driver was taken into custody after nearly hitting security officers with her car at a Northern Westchester high school following a confrontation with them, police said. The incident began on Wednesday, March 13 at around 12:30 p.m., when security personnel at Byram Hills High School in Armonk confronted a delivery woman who parked her car in an unauthorized vehicle, according to North Castle Police.  When she was told to move her car to the proper location for deliveries, the woman became belligerent and drove off. She then failed to comply with security personnel's directi…
Police Conduct Drills At Several Schools In Hudson Valley: 'No Cause For Alarm' Police Conduct Drills At Several Schools In Hudson Valley: 'No Cause For Alarm'
Police Conduct Drills At Several Schools In Hudson Valley: 'No Cause For Alarm' An increased law enforcement presence was seen at several schools in the Hudson Valley as police conducted a lockdown drill.  The drill was conducted in Putnam County on Wednesday, March 13 at around 8:30 a.m. at Mahopac High School, Mahopac Middle School, and Mahopac Falls Academy, Carmel Police announced.  At the time of the drill, an increased law enforcement presence from the Carmel Police Department and Putnam County Sheriff's Office was seen in the Mahopac Central School District. However, police said there was "no cause for alarm and no threat to the community." The drill…
New Update: Threat To Middle School In Westchester Came From Student Inside Building New Update: Threat To Middle School In Westchester Came From Student Inside Building
New Update: Threat To Middle School In Westchester Came From Student Inside Building A threat called in to a middle school in Westchester that resulted in several school lockdowns was revealed to have come from a student inside the building, officials said. The threat was received by Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, prompting all of the district's schools to go into lockdown out of an abundance of caution. Earlier Report - Threat Made To Port Chester Middle School Causes Lockdowns Following an investigation into the threat, it was determined to have come from a phone call placed inside the building. As part of this investigation, police went to every …
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns
Threat Made To Middle School In Westchester Causes Lockdowns Several schools in a Westchester village were put into lockdown after one of them received a threat, officials said. New, updated report - New Update: Threat To Port Chester Middle School Came From Student Inside Building The threat was made to Port Chester Middle School on Wednesday, Feb. 28, the school district announced.  After the threat was received, all Port Chester schools were immediately put into lockdowns, which were eventually lifted later in the day.  Police are continuing to investigate the incident, school officials said, adding that students and staff would r…
Increased Police Presence Scheduled For Several Hudson Valley Schools: 'No Emergency' Increased Police Presence Scheduled For Several Hudson Valley Schools: 'No Emergency'
Increased Police Presence Scheduled For Several Hudson Valley Schools: 'No Emergency' Several schools in the Hudson Valley are scheduled to have an increased law enforcement presence as part of a drill, police announced.  Three schools in the Putnam County will have an increased police presence on Thursday, Jan. 11 as part of a lockdown drill, the Carmel Police Department announced.  The three schools with increased presence will be Mahopac High School, Mahopac Middle School, and the Mahopac Falls Academy, the department said.  As part of the drill, officers and deputies from Carmel Police and the Putnam County Sheriff's Office will be at the school propertie…
New Update: Classes Canceled For Day At School In Hudson Valley After Violent Attack New Update: Classes Canceled For Day At School In Hudson Valley After Violent Attack
New Update: Classes Canceled For Day At School In Hudson Valley After Violent Attack New update: A school in the Hudson Valley has been closed for the day following a violent attack in which two students were injured in a reported stabbing. Click here for an updated story: 13-Year-Old Charged For Monhagen Middle School Stabbing In Middletown The incident occurred in Orange County around 8 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 13 at Monhagen Middle School in Middletown. "We have just completed a full physical grid check of the entire Monhagen Middle School campus," said school officials. "The situation was isolated to one area of the building." All roads leading to the school wil…
Schools Searched After District Receives Overnight Bomb Threat In Westchester Schools Searched After District Receives Overnight Bomb Threat In Westchester
Schools Searched After District Receives Overnight Bomb Threat In Westchester Several schools in Westchester were thoroughly searched after a district received an overnight bomb threat, police announced.  On Monday night, Nov. 20, the Rye City School District received a bomb threat to its buildings that was sent over email, the Rye Police Department announced.  Although the threat was not thought to be credible, all five of the district's schools and the Central Administration Building were searched into the early morning on Tuesday, Nov. 21 with help from the Westchester County Police Bomb Squad, police said. No threats were found inside the fiv…
Schools Evacuated, Searched After Teacher Receives Bomb Threat In Westchester Schools Evacuated, Searched After Teacher Receives Bomb Threat In Westchester
Schools Evacuated, Searched After Teacher Receives Bomb Threat In Westchester A middle and high school in Westchester were evacuated and searched by authorities after a teacher was emailed a bomb threat, officials announced. Students at both Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School were evacuated and dismissed early on Monday, Nov. 20 after a teacher received a bomb threat over email, Pelham Superintendent Cheryl H. Champ announced.  Following the evacuations, both schools were then searched by the Westchester County Bomb Squad with help from K9 units. Luckily, no explosives and no credible threats were found in either building, Champ …
High School In Hudson Valley Closed After Student Brawl Breaks Out High School In Hudson Valley Closed After Student Brawl Breaks Out
High School In Hudson Valley Closed After Student Brawl Breaks Out A physical altercation involving students has resulted in the closure of a high school in the Hudson Valley. In Orange County, Middletown High School will be closed on Friday, Nov. 17 following the fight on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 16. The closure for grades 9-12 only. All K-8 campuses will be open. There will be no after-school or evening activities on Friday for grades 9-12. Creeden said in a statement to the community that Superintendent of Schools Amy Creeden said in a statement to the community: "The high school closure is being implemented out of an abundance of caution an…
Bobcat Sighting Results In Police Response At Armonk School Bobcat Sighting Results In Police Response At Armonk School
Bobcat Sighting Results In Police Response At Armonk School A bobcat sighting reported by staff resulted in a police response at a school in the region. The incident happened in Northern Westchester County on Wednesday, Nov. 8 just before 3 p.m., when staff members at the Coman Hill Elementary School at 558 Bedford Rd. (Route 22) reported a possible bobcat that was seen behind the building, according to North Castle Police. Officers then responded to the school and checked the grounds and surrounding area for a bobcat. However, the animal was not spotted by authorities.  Police then stayed at the school to monitor the area during dismissal, au…
School Swatting Attacks In Hudson Valley: Rep. Lawler Proposes Longer Prison Sentences School Swatting Attacks In Hudson Valley: Rep. Lawler Proposes Longer Prison Sentences
School Swatting Attacks In Hudson Valley: Rep. Lawler Proposes Longer Prison Sentences In response to a rise in school swatting attacks across the country, including in the Hudson Valley, US Rep. Mike Lawler is introducing legislation that would increase the prison term for those who threaten students.  Lawler, who represents New York's 17th congressional district which includes all or parts of Rockland, Putnam, Dutchess, and Westchester counties, announced his proposal on Wednesday, Oct. 25.  The proposed legislation, called the Schools Want Accountability for Threats (SWAT) Act, would increase the penalty for a school swatting attack targeting a school t…
Swastika Found Carved Into Table At High School In Hudson Valley Swastika Found Carved Into Table At High School In Hudson Valley
Swastika Found Carved Into Table At High School In Hudson Valley District officials are seeking information after a swastika was found carved into a table at a Hudson Valley high school.  The hate symbol was found at a school in Putnam County on Tuesday, Oct. 3, when the Carmel Board of Education was alerted that a swastika had been carved into the leg of a lab table at Carmel High School.  According to district officials, this most recent incident followed the discovery of a swastika and the words "Adolf Hitler" written on the same school's tennis courts in September.  "We, as the Board of Education, recognize that these are not isolated…
School District Receives Bomb Threat In Northern Westchester: No Threat Found After Search School District Receives Bomb Threat In Northern Westchester: No Threat Found After Search
School District Receives Bomb Threat In Northern Westchester: No Threat Found After Search New Update: Following a search of all Peekskill Central School District buildings by a Westchester County Police K9 Unit, no confirmed threat was found. School dismissals, sports, and other after-school events proceeded as normal, district officials announced. Original report: A school district in Northern Westchester is taking precautionary measures after receiving a bomb threat, officials said. The Peekskill City School District received a bomb threat over email just before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 20, officials announced. In response, district officials contacted the city's poli…
14-Year-Old Student Charged In School Swatting Incident In Westchester: Police 14-Year-Old Student Charged In School Swatting Incident In Westchester: Police
14-Year-Old Student Charged In School Swatting Incident In Westchester: Police A 14-year-old student was arrested and charged with reporting a false shooting incident at a high school in Westchester, police said.  The incident happened on Wednesday, May 3 just after 11:30 a.m., when officers responded to Lincoln High School in Yonkers at 375 Kneeland Ave. after receiving an anonymous report of shots fired, according to Yonkers Police.  Once they arrived at the school, responding officers made contact with school officials and searched the building before determining that no shots had been fired and that the report had been unfounded.  Realizing th…
18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Westchester Was High School Student On Spring Break 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Westchester Was High School Student On Spring Break
18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Westchester Was High School Student On Spring Break New update - Murder Of Teen In Westchester: 33-Year-Old Suspect Apprehended An 18-year-old who was fatally shot in Westchester was a high school student who had been on spring break, school officials said.  Tomani Turner, age 18, died on Thursday night, April 6 after he was shot twice in the chest in Mount Vernon on Garden Avenue just south of East 4th Street just after 12:30 p.m. earlier in the day, according to city officials.  Earlier Report - ID Released For 18-Year-Old Fatally Shot In Mount Vernon; Suspect On Loose Turner was a student at Mount Vernon High School …
Violent Threat At School In Hudson Valley Leads To Student's Arrest Violent Threat At School In Hudson Valley Leads To Student's Arrest
Violent Threat At School In Hudson Valley Leads To Student's Arrest Updated story: Person Accused Of Making Threat Against Current Student At High School In Hudson Valley Authorities are keeping close watch over a middle school in the Hudson Valley after a reported threat of violence that led to an arrest of a juvenile student. The threat was made in Putnam County at the George Fischer Middle School in Carmel around midnight on Thursday, March 23, according to the Putnam County Sheriff's Office.  The incident caused the school to delay its opening by two hours and also prompted an investigation conducted by the Sheriff's Office.  One j…
Teen Killed In Broad Daylight Was Ninth-Grade Student In Westchester Teen Killed In Broad Daylight Was Ninth-Grade Student In Westchester
Teen Killed In Broad Daylight Was Ninth-Grade Student In Westchester A teenager who was left dead after a shooting in broad daylight in Westchester was a ninth-grade student who was not in school at the time of the incident, officials said.   Earlier Report - Teen Killed In Broad Daylight Westchester Shooting The fatal shooting, which happened in Mount Vernon on Thursday, March 9 around 10:35 a.m., occurred in the courtyard of the Levister Towers complex at 215 South 9th Avenue, according to city officials.  First responders soon arrived at the complex and found a Mount Vernon youth with an apparent gunshot wound. The student was th…
School District In Hudson Valley On Heightened Alert After Unspecified Threat School District In Hudson Valley On Heightened Alert After Unspecified Threat
School District In Hudson Valley On Heightened Alert After Unspecified Threat A Hudson Valley school district is on heightened alert after receiving information about a "non-specific" and out-of-town threat. Schools in the Orange County Valley Central School District in Montgomery will be on heightened alert on Friday, March 3, and have an increased police presence, according to Valley Central Superintendent Evette Avila. Avila said the threat, which was brought to their attention by a concerned parent, was aimed at New York schools.  The notice to parents.Valley Central School District "We take the safety of our students and staff with the utmost importance," A…
Hudson Valley School Threat Deemed Unfounded, Police Say Hudson Valley School Threat Deemed Unfounded, Police Say
Hudson Valley School Threat Deemed Unfounded, Police Say A threat against a Hudson Valley middle school caused an area-wide lockdown of schools and a large police response. The threat took place in Dutchess County on Friday, Feb. 24 at the Rombout Middle School in Beacon. According to Det. Sgt. Jason Johnson of the Beacon Police, the school received a call from an individual who made a specific threat. Department members immediately responded to secure Rombout Middle School as well as the other schools in the city and began coordinating with School District administration as well as the Town of Fishkill Police to ensure that all of the…
Boy 15, Indicted For Bringing Gun To High School In Hudson Valley Boy 15, Indicted For Bringing Gun To High School In Hudson Valley
Boy 15, Indicted For Bringing Gun To High School In Hudson Valley A Hudson Valley 15-year-old boy has been indicted for allegedly bringing a loaded gun to an area high school. The student was indicted in Rockland County on Monday, Feb. 6 for bringing the gun to Nanuet High School on Monday, Jan. 30, according to Rockland County District Attorney Thomas E. Walsh. The student was charged with criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a weapon on school grounds. Upon receiving information that the student was in possession of a .38 caliber loaded firearm, teachers and school administrators took swift action and notified the Town of Cla…
Decade After Sandy Hook School Shooting, New Tech Gives Teachers, Students ‘Layer Of Security' Decade After Sandy Hook School Shooting, New Tech Gives Teachers, Students ‘Layer Of Security'
Decade After Sandy Hook School Shooting, New Tech Gives Teachers, Students ‘Layer Of Security' Gun control advocates will tell you that not much has changed since a 20-year-old gunman walked into a Connecticut elementary school and murdered 20 students and six staff members at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown on Dec. 14, 2012. Since that day, another 279 people have died in 189 different shootings that have occurred at schools across the United States, BBC News reports. Among them are the 19 students and two teachers who were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, in May 2022. What has changed, though, is the technology that’s available to schools to help keep students a…
Gun, Loaded Magazine Found Buried At Westchester County School: Police Gun, Loaded Magazine Found Buried At Westchester County School: Police
Gun, Loaded Magazine Found Buried At Westchester County School: Police Police found a handgun and a loaded magazine buried nearby an elementary school in Westchester County.  On Tuesday, Nov. 1 around 12:40 p.m., police responded to Daniel Webster Elementary School in New Rochelle at 95 Glenmore Dr. after school staff reported a partially buried firearm in a dirt area by a tree that could be seen through the schoolyard fence, according to New Rochelle Police.  When they arrived, police uncovered an unloaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun along with a fully loaded magazine next to it that had been buried in dirt and leaves, police said.  Ac…
Police Investigate Reported Firearm Threat At Westchester County HS Police Investigate Reported Firearm Threat At Westchester County HS
Police Investigate Reported Firearm Threat At Westchester County HS Police said that "no credible life safety threat" was found after responding to an incident suspected of involving a firearm at a Westchester County high school.  On Friday, Oct. 14 at 12:30 p.m., Greenburgh Police responded to a dispute between two students at Woodlands High School in the Hartsdale section of the town after receiving an "alleged statement involving firearms," police said.  Upon arriving at the school, the threat was determined to be not credible, and the hold-in-place status put on the school was lifted, police said.  Police have also lifted the lockout sta…
This Westchester High School Ranks Among Top 20 Statewide, New Report Says This Westchester High School Ranks Among Top 20 Statewide, New Report Says
This Westchester High School Ranks Among Top 20 Statewide, New Report Says A high school in Westchester County is among the top 20 in New York, according to a new ranking from the school review site Niche.  Scarsdale Senior High School, in the Scarsdale Union Free School District, was ranked No. 13 out of 1,255 public high schools in the state with an overall grade of A+. It was also ranked No. 1 in best public high schools in Westchester County. Scores are based on a variety of school statistics like math and reading test scores, in addition to reviews from students and parents, according to Niche. Scarsdale High earned top marks in several categories, in…