Area School Deals With Bomb Threat

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Area School Deals With Bomb Threat

By WEEK Producer

School officials in Astoria are taking extra precautions after a handwritten bomb threat was found in the high school on Wednesday.

The threat was immediately reported to police who searched the school, but found nothing.

This morning, as students returned to class, the state bomb unit and Fulton County police swept the building and grounds with a specially trained dog. Staff and students were also searched as they entered the building.

The district says it will continue to take measures ensuring everyone's safety.

Saturday, Oct 3 at 9:54 AM Mother. wrote ...

They should have contacted us when they saw the bomb threat, instead..they continued school for their own convenience. Hmmmm? I made sure i went and got my child, why would someone sit there and watch the clock and see if the school blew up at ten thirty? Not me.

Saturday, Oct 3 at 9:51 AM I picked up my daughter, better safe than sorry! wrote ...

The faculty should of contacted the parents when they found the bomb threat, instead they sent the children to school and parents had to find out from them and other parents! Why risk it? No one is EVER 100% sure, I mean really. Who really thinks it was going to happen? But it wouldn't of been completely crazy if it did. It happens all the time in bigger schools, we would NEVER want to chance something happening to someone we love, so we got them from school. They should have never went.

Friday, Oct 2 at 7:50 PM Mom wrote ...

Alot of the students called their parents, because the teachers had them scared to death!! As well at the police all over. They're kids. What is safe for my child should be for me to decide not the faculty. Notification would have been nice, this might have prevented the rumors!

Friday, Oct 2 at 12:58 PM Linda wrote ...

I have a child in the high school, I feel that the school done the right things, all who disagree with how the situation was handled are the parents who jumped to conclusions and pulled your children out of the school and scared them . The school did NOT FAIL. The school was swept by the police, all is safe. Dont blame the school for being wrong, blame the parents who made a big deal out of it.

Thursday, Oct 1 at 10:31 PM Faculty Problems wrote ...

The faculty is in the wrong for keeping this "bomb threat" a secret. Looks like we have to worry about the decisions being made by our school leaders. Ridiculous!

Thursday, Oct 1 at 8:55 PM getting old wrote ...

bomb threats are getting a little old now and most of the time they turn out to be nothing. the person(s) who made the bomb threat should be punished.

Thursday, Oct 1 at 8:32 PM concerned aunt wrote ...

school should not have been in session! Parents should have been notified immediately!

Thursday, Oct 1 at 8:03 PM Mother of a Child wrote ...

Please make sure to include in this report that the school FAILED to notify any of the childrens parents as to what was going on at the school, All parents should have been notified so they could decide whether to send their child into harms way NOT the school!

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