All five schools in the Shoreham-Wading River School District were evacuated Monday morning following a “threatening message” left on a voicemail at the high school, Suffolk Police said.
A police spokesperson said a “bomb threat” was left on a voicemail at Shoreham-Wading River High School, but the search of the schools came up empty. She said police are investigating the phone call that led to the evacuation.
The district sent the following statement Monday afternoon through its PR firm:
“Early this morning, administrators at the Shoreham-Wading River School District were notified of a threatening message that was called into the high school. Since the message was not building specific, as a precautionary measure all five of the district’s buildings were evacuated and the Suffolk County Police were called immediately.
“After each of the buildings was checked and it was determined that the threat had no validity, students and staff returned to their classes.
“The health, safety and welfare of our students and staff are always our top priority.
“While this is likely no more than an unfortunate prank, we must treat these matters with the utmost caution.”