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Juvenile Charged With Making Bomb Threat At Orange County High School

SS Seward Institute High School
SS Seward Institute High School Photo Credit: Google Maps street view

A juvenile has been arrested for allegedly making a series of phone calls threatening violence at an area school.

The incident took place on Monday, Jan. 10, when the New York State Police along with other police agencies, responded to the SS Seward Institute High School in Orange County in the village of Florida.

According to Trooper Steven Nevel, the school had received a series of phone calls suggesting there was a threat of violence at the school.

The Florida Union Free School District implemented its lockdown and eventually evacuation procedures, Nevel said.

All students were safely accounted for and removed from the building.

Law enforcement arrived and searched the building and it was determined that the threat was not credible, Nevel said.

A follow-up investigation led to the arrest of a juvenile who was charged with falsely reporting an incident.

Agencies that assisted state police included:

  •  Village of Florida Police Department
  • Warwick Police Department
  • Orange County Sheriff’s Office
  • Village of Chester Police Department
  • Town of Chester Police Department
  • Woodbury Police Department

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