Geneva Police Chief Michael Passalacqua provided an update on the bomb threat reported at the Geneva Middle School on Thursday.
He said that at approximately 2:15 p.m. patrol responded to the Middle School for the report of a bomb threat. The threat was found by a student, and was written on a restroom wall.
After responding to the school and speaking with school administration – it was determined that the use of K-9 bomb dogs would be necessary as a precaution.
Police were assisted by the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, the U.S. Marshall’s Service, and the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office.
They note that the entire Carter Road complex, including the Middle and High schools was searched and cleared with no findings.
The investigation remains active and anyone with information pertaining to the threat is encouraged to call the Geneva Police Department at (315) 828-6771.
The district released the following statement:
The Geneva Police Department and K9 units are currently conducting a thorough search of the Carter Road Complex. A bomb threat was found written on a bathroom wall this afternoon.
As a precautionary measure and to facilitate the search, all Geneva Middle School and Geneva High School on-site afterschool activities are canceled. Because an evacuation would have overlapped with dismissal, students were dismissed to go home.
All adult and student bags will be searched Friday morning.
We’d like to thank city police, our staff, students and all of you for your support. We will continue to do everything in our power to ensure student safety.