UPDATE: The Palmyra Police Department provided an update Wednesday night regarding the bomb threat at the Pal-Mac High School.
The Palmyra Police Department reports the arrest of a Juvenile following the investigation into a threat made against the school district.
On November 8th, administrators of the Palmyra-Macedon High School were made aware that a threat involving violence against the school by means of an explosive device was made. The district immediately implemented its emergency plans which resulted in the evacuation of the high school and a full search of the building was conducted by police. Explosives Detection K9s were utilized by State Police, Wayne County and Ontario County Sheriff’s Offices.
An investigation into the incident led to the arrest of a student under the age of 18. The juvenile was arrested and will face felony charges through Family Court. Due to the age of the offender, information is limited, but no students were in direct harm, and it appears the threats were made without merit.
A written bomb threat found at one local high school forced an evacuation of students and staff Wednesday morning.
Students notified staff of the Palmyra-Macedon High School of the threat which prompted a response from law enforcement. After a search of the school turned up no explosive device, classes resumed on a modified schedule.
The high school was the only school in the district impacted by the evacuation. Students and staff were brought to the Middle School while a search of the school was conducted. The investigation into the threat is ongoing.