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Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School evacuated after bomb threat

Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School were evacuated at 12:35 p.m. Monday after a bomb threat, according to a text message sent to parents.

“It is unclear whether this threat is credible or not,” said the school district. “All students are safe and accounted for… Please stay away from the campus at this time to allow our safety professionals to complete their work.”

Pelham Manor and Village of Pelham police and fire departments were on the scene, with police investigating.

In an email about an hour later, Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Champ said secondary students were being dismissed early because of the time the investigation would take. She did not say anything else about the incident except “this afternoon the district was made aware of a bomb threat.”

Here are the dismissal plans from Champ’s email:

  • Students in grade seven will be dismissed from the Picture House on Wolfs Lane and must be signed out by a parent/guardian/or emergency contact. District staff will remain with these students until they are picked up.
  • Students in grades seven through 12 will be dismissed from the campus beginning immediately. Students who walk home, may do so as they normally would. Students who need to be picked up will be brought to the Pelham Public Library at the corner of Wolfs Lane and Colonial Avenue where they can be picked up.

On Wednesday, the school district is scheduled to hold its emergency evacuation drill, after which all students are to be dismissed at 12 noon for the Thanksgiving holiday.



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