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Threatening scrawl triggers bomb scare at Lincoln High School

In the bleachers: Students and teachers waited around the football field for police to search the school for a possible explosive device.
Photo by Paul Martinka

A bogus bomb threat forced the evacuation of Coney Island’s Abraham Lincoln High School on Sept. 25.

Police reported that a teacher found a message scrawled on a second-floor windowsill warning of an impending explosion inside the Ocean Parkway school. Department of Education officials reported that students and staff exited the building en masse at 10:15 am, and waited on the bleachers around the football field while police swept the building. The search turned up no explosives, and the teachers, aides, and pupils returned to the facility at 11:50 am.

Bomb squad: Police and emergency personnel descended on Coney Island’s Abraham Lincoln High School after a bomb threat on the morning of Sept. 25.
Photo by Paul Martinka

Authorities said they are still investigating who left the threatening message.

Reach reporter Will Bredderman at wbredderman@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260-4507. Follow him attwitter.com/WillBredderman.
Repercussions: Police remained on the scene for several hours after the investigation.
Photo by Paul Martinka

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