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.