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Police evacuated and searched Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene for several hours Thursday after administrators received an email bomb threat that ultimately turned out to be a hoax, officials said.
The email was received about 7 a.m., just before the beginning of the school day at the Fort Greene Place school, stranding scores of high schoolers outside in the cold.
“There has been a bomb placed inside the school,” the threat read, according to police sources. “It’s in a black rucksack. The bomb will blow up at 4 p.m. today.”
The email also spoke about there being an “armed gunman inside the building from last night” before abruptly ending, sources said.
“The school received a potential threat via email, which was immediately sent to the NYPD for a thorough investigation,” Brooklyn Tech Principal David Newman wrote in an email to students and parents. “This was before the start of the school day and any students and staff in the building were immediately and safely evacuated.”
The NYPD are conducting a sweep of Brooklyn Tech after receiving a threat. We’re redirecting students and staff to nearby Long Island University in the interim. We will provide updates once we know more. https://t.co/zKjx3Cn8WV— Mayor Bill de Blasio (@NYCMayor) December 5, 2019
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