At approximately 8:30 A.M. on Monday October 22, the Greenburgh Police Department received a report of a bomb threat at the Solomon Schechter School located at 555 West Hartsdale Avenue, Hartsdale, New York. The alleged threat was received through an email sent to an employee of the school. School Administrators requested a police response to the school in order to share the information received and determine the threat level. Based on the language and content of the email, and as a matter of precaution, school administrators cancelled classes for the day. The students were evacuated in an orderly fashion from the school and sent home.
Members of the Greenburgh Police Special Operations Unit and the Westchester County Police Department Hazardous Device Unit, (Bomb Squad) were deployed to the scene. A sweep of the school was conducted using bomb sniffing K9 dogs. No explosive devices or any other suspicious devices were located. In accordance with protocol, the F.B.I. was notified and responded to assist the Greenburgh Police Department. The Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, High Tech Crimes Unit was also notified and assisted in the investigation.
This incident is currently under investigation by the Greenburgh Police Detective Division.