Fake bomb threat forces NHP High School to be evacuated

Fake bomb threat forces NHP High School to be evacuated
New Hyde Park Memorial High School received a fake bomb threat Tuesday, May 23, according to Superintendent James Grossane. (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

A fake bomb threat on Tuesday forced the evacuation of New Hyde Park Memorial High School, district officials announced.

The school was evacuated out of an abundance of caution at approximately 9:00 a.m. after it “received a ‘swatting’ voicemail alleging a bomb threat,” Superintendent James Grossane said in a statement to families.

“Swatting” to make a false report of an ongoing serious crime in order to elicit a response from law enforcement.

“The Nassau County Police Department sent inspectors, the Emergency Services Unit, the Bomb Squad, K-9 officers, and POP officers, who worked in cooperation with Homeland Security, to inspect the building,” Grossane said.

No devices were found and the threat was deemed not credible, Grossane said.

Principal Richard Faccio also told families the school’s safety plan was followed exactly as it was developed and that students, faculty and staff were safe.

Students returned to classes on Wednesday.


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