George Westinghouse High School bomb scare

Bang-k call! Bomb threat empties Downtown high school

Un-suspended: Students file back into George Westinghouse High School in MetroTech Center after police determined that the bomb threat was a hoax.
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Students and educators evacuated a Downtown high school for several hours this afternoon after somebody called in a bomb threat.

Two menacing calls came in to the office at George Westinghouse High School around 2:45 pm on May 5 and the voice on the line stated there was a bomb in the building and everybody had to get out, or else, said one student who claims to have spoken with the administrator who received the calls. The evacuation left students confused as to whether there was a real threat, but administrators made it clear the situation was serious, a second student said.

“Honestly, we did not know what to do at first,” said senior Ravin Harduar Singh. “But once you saw the security and administra­tors’ faces, you knew to get the hell out of the building.”

The clearing-out went quickly, another youngster stated.

“We dropped everything — I left my backpack in my locker and got out,” said senior Zulfiqhar Syed.

The fire department responded to the alarm, but upon determining there was a bomb threat, police took over, fire officials said.

Police canvassed inside and outside the building and, finding nothing, issued an all-clear at 4:50 pm, cops said.

An investigation is ongoing and police have made no arrests, law enforcement sources said.

Reach reporter Max Jaeger at or by calling (718) 260-8303. Follow him on Twitter @MJaeger88.
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Or from Yellow Hook says:
Spring is here! It was too nice a day to be in school.

Next, there will be walk-outs over some imagined injustice at school or in the world.

Spring is here!
May 5, 2014, 5:29 pm
Guy from Montag says:
Those guys go to City PolyTechnic High School. NOT WESTINGHOUSE. DAMN!!! -.-
May 5, 2014, 9 pm
Rayna marine from Downtown says:
But George Westinghouse and citypoly are both in one building so there both at risk @guy from montag
May 6, 2014, 12:47 am

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