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Jewish school, Ardsley High evacuated after bomb threats

Police say a bomb threat was sent in via email.

About 1,300 students were evacuated from two Westchester County schools Monday after unrelated bomb threats, officials said.

Roughly 700 students were evacuated from the Solomon Schechter School of Westchester in Hartsdale Monday morning and sent home after an emailed bomb threat was received, Town of Greenburgh police said.

Later in the morning, about 660 students were evacuated from Ardsley High School after the word "bomb" was found scrawled on a bathroom wall, school officials said.

At the Solomon Schechter School, at 555 W. Hartsdale Ave., a sweep by the bomb squad from the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, completed about 11:30 a.m., turned up no explosives, police said.

Parent Alan Brennglass, who was at the school to pick up his son Eli, told News12, "Hopefully, it's a false alarm, but you can't take any chances in this day and age."

The threat, described as "unspecific," was being investigated, police said.

The Solomon Schechter School, founded in 1966 and affiliated with Judaism's Conservative movement, serves students in grades 6-12. Calls to the school went unanswered.

At Ardsley High School, students, teachers and school district officials were directed to outside bleachers while police inspected the school, according to an email sent by school district officials.

By noon, the students were returned to the building. Ardsley High School serves Ardsley and parts of Dobbs Ferry, Hartsdale, Scarsdale and White Plains.

No further details were immediately available, Ardsley police said.

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