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RAMAPO – A 17-yr-previous Ramapo Excessive Faculty scholar has been charged with phoning in a bomb menace Friday to the varsity, a number of hours after authorities evacuated Spring Valley High School after a bomb threat was found written on a classroom blackboard.
Authorities considered the Ramapo High School bomb scare a “copy cat” threat after the earlier incident led to the evacuation, said Tom Carton, the coordinator of safety and security for the East Ramapo School District.
Ramapo police arrested Ramapo High School student Glen Tyrese Edwards of Spring Valley on two felony charges for claiming there was a bomb at the school during a 911 call at about 10:30 a.m., Lt. Rob Lancia said.
No explosive device was found during a search of the school on Viola Road, Lancia said.
BOMB THREAT: Authorities evacuate Spring Valley High School
Investigators “pinged” the telephone number that called the school and that led them to Edwards, Lancia said.
Investigators were interviewing Edwards before his arraignment in Ramapo Justice Court on felony counts of second-degree falsely reporting an incident and making a terroristic threat.
The telephone call brought the Sheriff’s Office Bomb Squad and specially trained dogs to the high school. The bomb-searching teams had gone to Spring Valley High School hours earlier to search that building.
Volunteer firefighters, paramedics and ambulance emergency medical technicians also went to both high schools as a precaution.
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