Malone Telegram

MALONE — A bomb threat on a bathroom wall led to the evacuation of Malone Middle School on Tuesday.

Malone Central School District Superintendent Jerry Griffin told The Telegram in a phone interview that a threat was found written on a bathroom wall on Tuesday “indicating that there was a bomb in a locker.”

Police performed a sweep of the school building between Webster Street and Academy Street, searching each locker. Between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., the search was ended with police confirming that there was no bomb on the premises. Students were then allowed to return to the building and resume the school day.

Griffin added that police are currently examining security camera footage as part of the investigation of who left the initial message.

A Snapchat post depicting a person with a handgun and the message “don’t come to school yesterday, I meant tomorrow” was cited by the school district’s Facebook page; the page also claimed that there had been several recent social media posts threatening a shooting at the school and that the school would be blown up.

Law enforcement investigated the Snapchat posting and determined there was no credible threat.

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