The Putnam Examiner

All-Clear at Carmel Middle School After Bomb Threat

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Shortly before 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23 the George Fischer Middle School in the Carmel Central School District was put on lockdown after a bomb threat was received, a statement from the school district said.

The statement went on to say that while the threat was not believed to be credible all teachers and students were required to stay inside of their classrooms so that the Putnam County Sheriffs Department’s bomb-sniffing dogs could do a sweep of the building in order locate any possible explosives.

Parents of students at the middle school were immediately notified of the bomb threat and classroom instruction continued while sheriff’s deputies and the dog were in the school building.

Before 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, the school district sent out another email to staff, parents and the community to inform everyone that the sheriff’s department had given the all-clear confirmation.

“The building has been cleared, staff and students have now resumed their normal routine. Administration, staff and students are to be commended on how they conducted themselves during the course of this disruption, it is unfortunate but necessary in order to insure the safety of everyone in the building,” the statement from the school district said.

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