DRYDEN, NY – Dryden Elementary school was placed under lockdown for approximately an hour on Friday morning after the school received a threatening email.

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The lockdown was a shelter-in-place, where teachers and students remained in their rooms until authorities arrived on scene.

The threatening message was sent by a parent to an entire grade-level worth of teachers and named a specific student. Curiously, neither name was in the school’s records, according to Dryden Superintendent Sandy Sherwood,

Dryden police soon determined that the threat had been sent to the wrong school – by about 2,500 miles. The student named in the email attended a school in Dryden, Washington.

Dryden, New York authorities contacted Dryden, Washington authorities, who took the case from there.

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Michael Smith

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