SCHENECTADY, N.Y. - Schenectady Police say they received a call from a young child on Sunday threatening to blow up the Yates Magnet Elementary School on Monday morning.
Lt. McCracken with Schenectady Police says 911dispatchers received a call on Sunday from a young child that sounded to be around7 to 9-years-old saying that he was going toblow the school up.
Schenectady Police say the School District was notified on Monday morning about the bomb threat, at which time they decided to evacuate Yates Elementary MagnetSchool.
Schenectady Police conducted a search using K-9 unitsbut did not find any evidence of a credible threat.
Police say the school was turned back over tothe district shortly before 10 a.m. and students were able to go back into theschool.
During the threat investigation students grades K through 6th were movedto a secret safe location. School Superintendent Larry Spring says some parents didcome to that location to sign their children out for the remainder of the day.
Schenectady Police say they are trying to identify the child that made thethreat, as they do have the 911 call recording. The investigation is ongoing.
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