Bomb threat prompts evacuation at Woodlands Middle School

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Students and staff have been forced to evacuate a school in Westchester after a bomb threat was raised against a building in the district.

Woodland Middle High School in Greenburgh was evacuated around 1 p.m. Thursday, March 24, when a bomb threat was reported, district officials said.

According to officials, the students walked calmly to the nearby Leffell School on West Hartsdale Avenue, where they were temporarily housed in the cafeteria with the support of faculty.

In response to the threat, there was also an increased police presence at the schools as a precaution as they roamed the Woodlands campus.

At around 2:30 p.m. Thursday afternoon, school officials said the Woodlands had been given the “green light” for students and staff to return to the building, where they were normally sent back.

The threat also led to the cancellation of all extracurricular activities at Woodland Middle High School.

“We appreciate how our students followed directions, how our teachers and staff guided us, and how quickly our neighbors opened their doors to us.”

School officials said additional information should be released.

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