Thursday, December 22, 2011

Bomb scare at RKA

Here's a story from this week's Riverdale Review.

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.

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