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Police Investigating Threat To Northern Westchester School

The Harvey School in Katonah.
The Harvey School in Katonah. Photo Credit: File photo

Bedford Police were on site at The Harvey School in Katonah on Monday after the school was closed on Friday following a Twitter threat, according to the Bedford Police.

Although the threat was deemed not credible, classes had a delayed opening, beginning at 10 a.m. Monday, officials said.

The threat was first noticed around 6:30 a.m. Friday by a school administrator, police said. School officials immediately contacted police who responded to the campus at 260 Jay St., Bedford Police Lt. Vincent Gruppuso said.

Students who live on campus were told to stay in their dorm rooms while Bedford police, along with Westchester County police dogs cleared the campus with no threats detected, police said.

Because of the seriousness of the threat, the department called in assistance from the Westchester County Intelligence Center, as well as the Westchester County Police Real Time Crime Center, and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, Gruppuso said.

"The investigation revealed the threat originated from an out-of-state source although a suspect has not been identified at this time," he added.

In addition, due to jurisdictional boundaries, the Bedford Police Department contacted the FBI’s joint terrorism task force for assistance. 

"At this time there does not appear to be any credible threat to the school, students or staff," he said.

The Bedford Police Department, along with partner agencies, is continuing to vigorously investigate this incident, Gruppuso said.

Anyone with information regarding the post is asked to call Bedford Police at 914-241-3111.

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