Police working with state, federal partners after prank bomb threat called in to Penn Yan school

First responders have provided new information on the bomb threat that was sent to school officials in Penn Yan earlier this week.

On Tuesday around 1:30 p.m. Penn Yan Central School District buildings were placed into lockdown after a bomb threat was received.

Police say staff received the call in which the person claimed to be a student’s parent- and that their child was on the way to the school.




The buildings were secured- and officers able to speak with the alleged parent and student. Neither of which were found to be involved in the incident. In fact, police described the call as a ‘prank’ in a news release.

The investigation remains active, according to police, who say that they are working with state and federal partners to determine where the call originated.

Bomb threat prompts lockdown at Penn Yan Central School District buildings


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