Bomb Threat at Lower East Side High School

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The University Neighborhood High School was briefly evacuated today due to a bomb threat, a tipster told The Local. A person who answered the phone at the school at 200 Monroe Street confirmed the story, saying students and administrators were led to an auditorium in the nearby University Neighborhood Middle School this morning. The high school’s principal referred inquiries to the Department of Education, which declined to comment.

Update | 3:22 p.m. The police said that at 8:47 a.m., someone phoned in a threat claiming there was a bomb inside of a soda machine. The building was evacuated, searched, and it was determined that there was no bomb. The students then returned to class.