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Bomb threat at Ogdensburg Free Academy

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OGDENSBURG — A bomb threat Thursday morning at Ogdensburg Free Academy forced 900 students from their classrooms after a note found in a bathroom threatened to blow the school up at noon.

State and city police combed the 1100 State St. campus for an hour after the note, scribbled on toilet paper and stuck to the wall of a stall in a high school girls bathroom, was discovered by a student at about 10 a.m.

The note declared, “I’m going to blow the school up at noon,” said Superintendent Timothy M. Vernsey. “We did not believe it was credible.”

No bomb was found.

Students waited in the nearby Edgar A. Newell II Golden Dome.

Mr. Vernsey said that a hallway camera recorded eight students entering the boys and girls restrooms between 8 and 10 a.m. City police have the video and were interviewing the students.

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