By Brendan McHugh
There was bomb threat Tuesday morning at the Riverdale Kingsbridge Academy.
Around 10:30 a.m. Dec. 20, RKA was evacuated as police investigated the threat. A neighbor of the school said detectives from the 50th precinct told him that a brown paper bag with “bomb” written on it was found in a third floor stairwell.
A Department of Education spokesperson said a school safety agent saw the suspicious package. After a bomb squad searched the building and determined the packaged was not a bomb, students were allowed to reenter the building at 11 a.m.
The package was empty.
Students say a picture of the bag was posted on Facebook, which is what a school employee may have seen.
A school official said everything had returned to normal shortly after.
RKA is located at 660 W. 237 St., along Independence Ave.