Seaford Superintendent Brian Conboy explained the district’s handling to a written threat found on a Seaford Middle School bathroom wall Wednesday morning during Thursday night’s board of education meeting.
Conboy said the writing from an undetermined student mentioned a bomb but did not go into specifics of what the note said. He emphasized that the nature and timing of the note discovered at 9 a.m. made it impossible for the threat to be carried out but district officials still took precautions by notifying police, who responded to investigate the entire building. Students were not evacuated outside the building and instead were sheltered in the gym and cafeteria, which had both been determined safe by the police.
“It is very disruptive to a school day,” said Conboy, who added that the student responsible for the threat would face serious punishment.
Wednesday marked the third time in the last 27 months that a Seaford School District building was investigated by police following written threats. On Sept. 21, 2011 and Oct. 19, 2010, Seaford High School was evacuated when bomb threats were discovered written on bathroom walls.