Suspicious package found outside Clarkstown High classroom

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NEW CITY – Clarkstown Central School District officials sent all students at Clarkstown South High School home at mid-day Wednesday after a suspicious package was found on a chair outside a second floor classroom.
Following investigation, it was determined that it was a container filled with concrete and that it was not dangerous, said school Principal Debra Tarantino.
A teacher had discovered the package and notified the school resource officer, who contacted his lieutenant who came to the school and deemed the package to be suspicious.
The Rockland County Sheriff’s Office was called in to investigate and the Clarkstown Police Department conducted a sweep of the building as a precaution.
As a parent of a student at South High, Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann said he is “deeply concerned and outraged” over the incident.