Thursday, March 1, 2018



Poughkeepsie schools close for a second day because threatening post

POUGHKEEPSIE – The Poughkeepsie City School District cancelled all classes for a second day on Thursday because of a threat received.

Superintendent Dr. Nicole Williams said schools were closed “out of an abundance of caution.”

The school district “is aware of a recent social media post regarding the threat of a school shooting at Poughkeepsie High School,” she wrote on the district’s website. “Please be assured every threat is taken seriously. Immediate action has been taken.”

She said the district is working closely with the Poughkeepsie City Police Department and the FBI.” The authorities are “actively investigating this issue with the highest priority,” Dr. Williams said.


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