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North Castle School Bomb Threat Culprit Identified

ARMONK, N.Y. – Wesley Mojica, the North Castle police officer who patrols the schools, said the identity of the person who sent a note with a bomb threat to the H.C. Crittenden Middle School on January 31 is known, but he could not release the name.

"It's not public information," he said and declined to say whether it was a youth or an adult.

The note, which caused the complete evacuation of the school, led to a police investigation that included bomb-sniffing dogs. Nothing was found and the police left the scene.

Mojica dismissed the incident as a prank, claiming the note didn't actually say a bomb would detonate. "But we had to act as if it was legitimate, even if there was only a 1 percent chance it might be," he said.

Jackie Taylor, superintendent of the Byram Hills school district, said more than 600 students and faculty were evacuated and she had never witnessed a similar incident in her 15 years on the job.

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