Norwood-Norfolk locked down after student discovers bomb threat on wall; troopers declare building safe following search
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 6:25 pm

NORFOLK – High school and middle school classes at Norwood-Norfolk Central School were locked down today after a student reported seeing a bomb threat written on the wall at about 10:30 a.m.

According to an email from Superintendent Elizabeth Kirnie sent to faculty and staff, state police “responded quickly to our call to take charge of the incident.”

At 11:25 a.m., middle and high school classes were asked to lock their doors until further notice but to continue with instruction, she said. At the time, the elementary school remained on a regular schedule, her note said.

A team of troopers, accompanied by administrators, swept the middle and high school buildings and announced no suspicious findings and at 11:50 a.m., middle and high school students were allowed to resume their regular schedule, she said.

Troopers inspected the elementary school starting at 12:25 p.m. and declared it safe at 12:45 p.m., she said.

“All schools have resumed normal routines,” Kirnie said. “I thank the State Troopers for their dedicated service, administrators for following all safety procedures, and staff and students for their prompt cooperation as we ruled out danger to our students.”