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Rockland Sheriff Discusses Ramapo High School Bomb Threat

Lou Falco said his department has worked on being more proactive in regards to bomb threats

 

Rockland County Sheriff said his bomb squad was called to Ramapo High School Thursday morning after the Ramapo Police Department received a phoned-in bomb threat.

Falco said the students at the school were immediately evacuated, and remained out of the school for a little more than an hour. During that time, the department’s three bomb sniffing dogs walked around the school checking lockers, classrooms, gyms and everywhere else.

“They sweep the whole school,” Falco said. “They were in the school for a little more than an hour as well.”

Falco said he couldn’t remember the last time the unit was called to a school for a bomb threat.

“We’ve worked on being proactive about this,” he said. “Around midterms and finals, we make sure to lock down all the buildings at night, so if someone calls in a threat, we know they couldn’t have gotten it inside the building, and that’s helped.”

Falco spoke at Thursday night's Nanuet Civic Association meeting.

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