Update: A search of the school found nothing suspicious and students returned to class, according to the Times Herald Record.


Students from kindergarten through eighth grade were evacuated on Monday morning after a bomb threat shut down the elementary school.

The Times Herald Record reports that Meadow Hill School in Newburgh received the threat this morning, triggering the evacuation. Students were quickly transported to an off-campus location and parents are being notified of the situation.

All after school activities at the magnet school have also been canceled. Meadow Hill Global Explorations School is themed around foreign languages and cultures. According to their website, the goal of the school is to allow students to "learn about places around the world, the languages they speak and the cultures that make those places unique."

Last year a series of bomb threats closed down schools in Orange County including Monroe-Woodbury and Monhagen Middle School in Middletown. Both threats were found to be false alarms.

Parents who have questions about the threat today at Meadow Hill can call 563-3400 for more information.