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Randolph Central Schools closed Thursday due to bomb threat

Posted at 11:11 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-13 11:54:52-04

RANDOLPH. N.Y. (WKBW) — A message on the Randolph Central School's Facebook says a generic phone call claiming there was a bomb in the school came in around 7 a.m. Thursday and as a result school was put on delay and ultimately closed.

The district says the decision to close is due to the time it would take to clear the campus with local law enforcement.

A small number of children were picked up by buses before the delay, parents should know those students are at the school and are safe. Parents can pick them up there or call 358-7019 to make arrangements.

See the district's statement below:

“Safety is the number one priority of every employee of the Randolph Central School District. It is situations like these that remind you how important it is to continually revisit and practice proper safety procedures. We will use this situation as an educational tool for our staff to continue to refine out safety protocols.”

“I cannot express how impressed I was with the response of our staff, students, and community in the face of an unfortunate situation. Everyone pitched in and worked together to ensure the safety of our student body. Rest assured the person or persons responsible for this threat will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.”
Kaine Kelly Superintendent of Schools