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Teen accused of bomb threat that closed Amsterdam school

Teen accused of bomb threat that closed Amsterdam school

A 14-year-old boy was accused of making a bomb threat that forced the closure of Amsterdam High Scho
Teen accused of bomb threat that closed Amsterdam school
Amsterdam High School students Nicole Herrington, 16, left, and Nicole Konitzer, 17, wait at a cross walk in front of Amsterdam High School, after a bomb threat Thursday.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber

A 14-year-old boy was accused of making a bomb threat that forced the closure of Amsterdam High School on Thursday.

Montgomery County sheriff's deputies said they responded to the threat about 12:25 p.m., and the school building on Miami Avenue was evacuated while deputies performed a search with the assistance of bomb-sniffing dogs from the New York State Police and the Albany Police Department.

Deputies said the teen admitted jokingly making a comment about a bomb to another student but indicated that there indeed was no bomb. Deputies said they did search the teen's home as a precaution, however, but recovered no evidence.

The boy was charged with felony second-degree falsely reporting an incident and was turned over to a parent. He will report to the county Probation Department at a later date.

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