Downtown Brooklyn High School Evacuated After Bomb Threat, Officials Say
DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — High school students cramming for their upcoming midterm exams had their studies interrupted Monday afternoon by a bomb scare, officials said.
Students from the George Westinghouse Career and Technical Education High School at 105 Johnson St. were sent home early after a threat was made at about 3 p.m., a Department of Education spokeswoman said.
Several students said they reviewing for a midterm when alarms went off.
"They just told us to get out as fast as possible," said Stephen Tripoli, 16, a senior at City Polytechnic High School, which shares space in the school along with M.S. 8.
Students were orderly and there was no sense of panic as they left the building, Tripoli added.
Some students from M.S. 8 and City Polytechnic were taking part in afterschool programs in the building and were moved to Tillary Street while the NYPD and FDNY searched the school, the spokeswoman added.
There were no reports of injuries.