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FDNY: Queens Vocational high school evacuated following bogus claim of smoke bomb

June 7, 2017 By Jason Cohen

A high school located on the border of Sunnyside and Long Island City was briefly evacuated this morning after someone claimed that a smoke bomb had been set off in the building, a spokesman for the FNDY said.

The FDNY arrived at Queens Vocational and Technical High School on 47th Ave. at 10:56 a.m., but by 11:10.a.m, discovered it was a false alarm.

According to Robert Guttersohn, a spokesperson for the NYC Department of Education, the building was temporarily evacuated and everyone re-entered after receiving clearance from the NYPD and FDNY.

Another school in Queens was evacuated today as well. Around 11 a.m., a bomb threat was called in to P.S. 164 on 77th Ave. in Flushing. A spokesman for the NYPD said after an extensive search nothing was found and everyone was let back inside.

 

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Probably not Roxy either

Coal mines?, we dreamed of working in a coal mine when I was a kid. A bird to keep you company and a roof over your head. I was used as bait for shark fishing tournaments to support my 127 brothers and sisters. And we thanked them for the work!

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Roxy

When I was a kid, we never played pranks. We worked in the coal mines and we liked it.

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Roxy

Of course not, no bomb of any kind was found. Someone, probably a student, just phoned in a threat to get classes cancelled for the day.

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Roxy

Yes, they rushed up both sides of 47th Avenue, not only screaming but also fighting amongst themselves. By the time they reached 42nd Street, NYPD cars had arrived, and officers with loudspeakers were advising them to calm down and go straight home.

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Sunnyside Guy

Hoards of kids raced down 47th Avenue toward the lower 40s after the evacuation, screaming with terrifying roars that sounded like a soccer match gone very wrong. A terror event? A riot? So much for orderly conduct. Was there any adult oversight to this release of the human floodgates?

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Isaiah

If ur going to write an article make it believable.. We were told to evacuate and follow staff instructions, they escorted us to the park. No screams of terror!!! FAkE NEWS!!!!

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