Suspicious Item Brings Bomb Squad Response to Middle School

The Rockland County Sheriff’s Department’s Bomb Disposal Unit responded to a call at the Felix V. Festa Middle School in West Nyack on Monday, with reports of a suspicious item in a courtyard. According to Police Captain Robert Mahon Clarkstown Police worked with the unit to evacuate people in the area the item was found about a half an hour before the 3:30 class dismissal time and had the scene cleared by 4:45 PM. The item turned out to be a small glass jar with liquid in it and two wires attached by wax and was determined not to be dangerous, though Mahon stated that the bomb unit was called as a precaution to protect students, faculty, and officers and school officials will continue investigating.

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