Police investigate bomb scare at Rhinebeck Middle School Tuesday

RHINEBECK — State troopers responded to a bomb scare at Rhinebeck Middle School Tuesday morning

School staff told police that a student reported finding a note written on a bathroom wall that indicated there was a bomb in the school, police said.


The occupants of both the high school and middle school were moved to a safe location while police checked the building for bombs. State troopers with K9s and Village of Rhinebeck police assisted in the sweep.


The school was determined to be safe at approximately noon. The school superintendent allowed classes to resume shortly thereafter, police said.


State police in Rhinebeck responded to a similar bomb threat at the school on Dec. 8. Both cases are being investigated for their similarities. No arrests in either case has been made at this time.