A Snapchat post forced officials with the Dover Union Free School District to cancel classes a day after a bomb threat forced the evacuation of four schools.
Police began receiving calls shortly after 8:15 p.m. on Wednesday night regarding the post, which stated “…I heard they are suppose to shoot up both dover and new milford high school tomorrow at 12,” prompting an investigation with the Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office and New York State Police.
The post led to Superintendent Michael Tierney closing all four schools as a precaution. On Wednesday, all four were evacuated when two bomb threats were called into Dover High School.
Police said that the investigation into the Snapchat post determined that a 16-year-old Dover High School student made it with no malicious intent, noting that the post “was made last evening in connection with rumors circulating about a threat of violence at the New Milford High School which is being investigated by New Milford Police Department.”lice,
According to police, as a result of last night’s police investigation, it has been determined there is no known credible threat concerning any schools in the Dover Union Free School District.
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