Bomb threat at Goshen school, two 7th graders arrested

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GOSHEN – The second bomb threat at the Goshen Central School District this week resulted Friday night in the arrests of two seventh-grade students being arrested on charges of falsely reporting an incident as a felony.

Goshen Village Police responded to the C.J. Hooker Middle School at around 7:30 p.m. for a report of an airdrop bomb threat during a seventh and eighth grade dance.

The building was immediately evacuated and students were released to their parents.

Police Chief James Watt said as a precaution, the building was swept with an explosives K9 before it was released to school administration.

Following investigation, the two juveniles were charged and released to their parents with appearance tickets to Orange County Family Court.

Assisting in the investigation were the Orange County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit, State Police K9 Unit and Orange County Executive Steven Neuhaus, who was on the scene.

This was the second airdrop bomb threat the Goshen district received this week. Days ago, a similar threat was made at the high school. That was determined to be unfounded after an extensive police search and investigation.