Cortland County Sheriff’s Office Responds to School Bus Bomb Threat (Press Release)

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Press release from the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office.

On Wednesday, December, 8th, 2021, at approximately 9:05 AM, Officers of the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office responded to the OCM Boces located on Route 13 in the Town of Cortlandville for a report of a bomb threat on a schools bus.  The preliminary investigation revealed that the operator of the school bus, whose name is not going to be released, heard students talking about a bomb being on the bus while in route to OCM Boces.  The operator of the bus made the proper notifications and OCM Boces immediately implemented a hold-in place order until the area and school bus was checked.  The school bus was checked for explosive devices, which resulted in negative results.  The juvenile who made the statement has been identified and also confirmed that there was no threat to the bus or school.           

The investigation is continuing and Investigators with the Cortland County Sheriff’s Office are following up with school administration and students. 

Assisting with the investigation was the Cortland Police Department, University Police at SUNY Cortland and Cortlandville Fire Department.