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New Castle Police Department
Thursday January 3rd, 2019 :: 08:45 a.m. EST


PRESS RELEASE: School Threat

On Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at approximately 2:55 p.m., The New Castle Police were contacted by Amazon security about an expired threat made against Horace Greeley High School.  The threat was that there would be a school shooting on December 26, 2018.
Our investigation has determined that the threat was made through an online gaming website.  The New Castle Police Department does not feel this was a credible threat or do we believe this to be an ongoing threat. The investigation into this matter is continuing. 
As a precaution we have implemented heightened security measures at all the schools located within the Town of New Castle.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the Police Department at (914) 238-4422, submit an anonymous tip online at or text the word NEWCPD followed by the tip information to TIP411. 

New Castle Police Department
200 South Greeley Avenue
Chappaqua, NY 10514

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