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After 3rd Bomb Threat, Rye Schools Ask for Tips for PD

In a letter to parents and staff this afternoon regarding the bomb threat, Rye schools are asking for information or leads to be shared with the police. This is the third bomb threat this school year.

Letter:

Rye City School District
411 Theodore Fremd Avenue, Suite 100S
Rye, New York 10580-3845
Tel: (914) 967-6100 Ext. 6271 Fax: (914) 925-8950
Frank R. Alvarez, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
alvarezf@ryeschools.org
January 9, 2015

Dear RCSD Parents and Guardians, Community, Faculty and Staff:

This morning, the High School received a bomb threat against the Middle and High School building. Principal Edwards and Principal Taylor immediately evacuated the Middle and High School students and notified the Rye Police Department.

Unfortunately, given the need to evacuate the students as quickly as possible, the students had to walk to their assigned indoor evacuation locations. We apologize for any discomfort they may have experienced. Upon the issuance of the “all-clear,” the students were bused back to campus.

This is the third such bomb threat made against the Middle School/High School campus since the beginning of the school year. The School District takes these threats very seriously. The threats are incredibly disruptive, alarming to students and faculty, expensive to taxpayers, wasteful of Rye and County Police resources, and constitute a criminal act.

The Rye Police Department is actively investigating these threats. If you or anyone in your household has any information about the source of these threats, please contact the Rye Police at 914-967-1234. Alternatively, anonymous tips can be sent to the Police by the following methods:

By Text: tip411(847411) plus the keyword that can be found on the Westchester County
Crime Tips Facebook page.

By App: iTunes at WC Crimetips
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wc-crimetips/id912443578

By App: Android at WC Crimetips
https://play.google.come/store/apps/details?id=com.citizenobserver.wccrimetips

Facebook page: Westchester County Crime Tips at:
https://www.facebook.com/WestchesterCrimeTips to submit a tip to download the app.

Thank you for your cooperation, calm and patience in this matter.

Sincerely,
Frank Alvarez
Superintendent

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