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Police: No 'suspicious items' found after Geneva Middle School bomb threat

January 18, 2019 07:00 AM

GENEVA, N.Y. (WHEC) - 

There will be increased security at Geneva Middle and High Schools Friday morning following a bomb threat.

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Geneva Police, along with K9 units, responded to the Carter Road complex just after 2 p.m. on Thursday. 

Police say the written threat was found by a student on a restroom wall. 

Police conducted a thorough search of the entire complex including the middle school and high school but were unable to find any suspicious packages or items 

They were assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff's Office, New York State Police, U.S Marshall's Service and the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office. 

The investigation is still ongoing. 

The Geneva City School District posted the following message for the community on their website:

"The Geneva Police Department and K9 units are currently conducting a thorough search of the Carter Road Complex. A bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall this afternoon.

As a precautionary measure and to facilitate the search, all Geneva Middle School and Geneva High School on-site afterschool activities are canceled. Because an evacuation would have overlapped with dismissal, students were dismissed to go home.

All adult and student bags will be searched Friday morning.

We’d like to thank city police, our staff, students and all of you for your support. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure student safety."

Anyone with information regarding this threat is asked to contact the Geneva Police Department at 315-828-6771. 
 

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