Bomb Threat Statement

On Friday, April 21, 2017, at approximately 12:40 p.m. Liberty Middle School received a non-credible bomb threat. Within two hours, police had tracked down a 13-year old student, accused of placing the threat. During
the emergency, all three schools in the Liberty School District were placed on lockout and police immediately secured the schools and surrounding streets. Once it was determined that the high school building was secure and the threat was confirmed to be false, the students were dismissed at their regular dismissal time. The student who was accused of making the threat was arrested and charged as a juvenile with making a terroristic
threat.

“Please know that the safety and security of our students and staff is our highest priority,” said Dr. William Silver, Liberty CSD Superintendent. “While the threat was known to be not credible, we are grateful to the quick response of our Village Police and the NYS Police. I want to personally commend our students and staff for assisting us with their fullest cooperation.”

We are asking that you please talk with your children about the events of last Friday and reassure them that the procedures that were followed are put in place for everyone’s safety. Please explain that a false bomb threat
directed toward a school in New York state is now a Class E felony subject to criminal prosecution, and that all incidents are taken seriously.


For questions, please contact the Liberty Central School District at (845) 292-5400. The district will update this information as it becomes available.

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