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Gouverneur school locked down after bomb threat


GOUVERNEUR — An anonymous bomb threat Wednesday morning caused a 2-hour lockdown at Gouverneur high school and middle school.

Village police and a state police canine unit responded to the 7:45 a.m. incident to search the buildings, school Superintendent Lauren F. French said. She would not elaborate on the nature of the threat.

No bomb was found. “It was pretty cut and dry,” village police Sgt. Laurina M. Greenhill said. “The school will be looking into some things, and we will be following up with the school.”

Sgt. Greenhill said the buildings were secured and the students returned to classes at about 10 a.m.

“We take all threats very seriously and work with the police with the number-one goal of keeping everyone safe,” Mrs. French said. “When we talk about a lockdown, we restrict student activity and promote safety.”

The schools have about 900 students.

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