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Sheriff’s Office investigates Dover bomb threat

Published: February 21, 2018

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Captain John Watterson

The Dutchess County Sheriff’s Office reports the investigation into a bomb threat against the Dover Union Free School District, which occurred at approximately 8:30 am on 2/21/18. 

On the above date and time Sheriff’s Deputies and New York State Troopers responded to the Dover High School for a report of two (2) bomb threats received over the phone at that location. The threats were not specific as to a particular building/school, so all of the Dover school buildings were subsequently evacuated and searched. No suspicious packages/devices were located, and school resumed at approximately 11 am. 

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the investigation by Dover School District Officials and the New York State Police. In addition explosives detection K-9 Teams from the Sheriff’s Office, State Police, City of Poughkeepsie Police, and Town of Poughkeepsie Police all participated in the searches.

The investigation into the threats is continuing by the Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau, and more info may be released as it becomes available.