No bomb found after alleged threat causes bus evacuation in Otsego County

By WKTV News

RICHFIELD SPRINGS, N.Y. (WKTV) - State Police are investigating after an incident that prompted a search of a school bus in Otsego County Wednesday morning.

A bus from Onondaga Central School was pulled off to the side of the road on Bargly Road in Richfield Springs Wednesday morning, with a number of State Police vehicles on the scene. The Otsego County Sheriff's Department was also at the scene, assisting.

According to an Onondaga Central School student at the scene, two school buses were transporting student baseball players from the Onondaga Central School to Cooperstown for a baseball tournament when one of the students received a text message from someone saying there was a bomb on the bus and to get off the vehicle.

The bus pulled to the side of the road and everyone inside exited. Authorities arrived on the scene and investigated for roughly an hour, with manpower and K9 units before clearing the scene.

State Police Senior Investigator Michael MacInerney said that he could not, at this time, comment on the specifics of the incident or the claim of the student about a bomb threat, as the investigation is still ongoing. However, Senior Investigator Michael MacInerney said the bus and cargo was checked and no bomb was found.

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