Threat closes schools in two Dutchess districts

Police at Poughkeepsie High School. Mid-Hudson News file photo.

DUTCHESS COUNTY – The Poughkeepsie City School District (PCSD) and the Wappingers Central School District have closed certain schools for Tuesday, due to a social media threat.  Poughkeepsie High and Middle Schools are closed and in Wappinger, the Roy C. Ketcham High School is closed while police investigate the threat.

Parents were made aware of the investigation into the perceived threat on Monday evening and the Mid-Hudson News story can be found HERE.   Because the police have not concluded the investigation, the three schools are closed for Tuesday, February 22, 2022.

“As the safety of all members of the Poughkeepsie City School District remains paramount, out of an abundance of caution both Poughkeepsie middle and Poughkeepsie high schools will be closed today, February 22, 2022. No instruction will take place and all after-school programming at these two sites will be canceled,” said the Tuesday announcement from the PCSD.  The Wappinger announcement was similar.

The social media threat that police are investigating.

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