OFA student faces charge after allegedly making bomb threat
OGDENSBURG, New York (WWNY) - An Ogdensburg Free Academy student is accused of making a bomb threat that prompted officials to usher students into the school’s Golden Dome “out of an abundance of caution.”
City police said the student will be charged with making terroristic threats, a felony, and will appear in family court at a later date.
A notice Friday morning to OFA students’ families said, “all students and staff are holding in place in the Dome while police conduct a thorough K9 search of the Main Building.”
The notice said the student was in custody.
“After a thorough investigation and K9 search of our buildings, the threat has been deemed not credible,” District Superintendent Kevin Kendall said in an email.
He said New York State Police, Ogdensburg City Police, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection cleared the school to resume normal operations at around noon.
Students were allowed to return to class.
“As a district, staff and student safety is always our top priority. We would like to stress the importance for students, staff and families to report anything that could compromise safety in our schools. We commend the teacher who brought this issue to our attention so we could act quickly and appropriately,” District Superintendent Kevin Kendall said in an email.
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