Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday the NYPD had evaluated a threat against the city’s schools as not credible and classes would continue as usual.
Schools in Los Angeles were closed after a similar threat was received in the Southern California city and in school districts around the country.
Bratton said New York City received an email which contained a “specific but non-credible threat” against the school system.
“We have an investigation underway, but it is an investigation into a hoax,” he said at a news conference.
Carolann Foley, president of the 107th Precinct Community Council, said St. Francis Preparatory High School at 61-00 Francis Lewis Blvd. in Fresh Meadows received a phone call of a bomb threat. The students were evacuated but returned to class after about an hour.
The NYPD conducted a fire drill to keep order but there appeared to be no threat, according to Foley.
The investigation was ongoing, she said.
“They checked the building, nothing suspicious, nothing and the kids are re-entering as we speak,” she said.