District: Temporary evacuation of Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk high school over unattended bag


RAVENA, NY (WRGB) - Students at Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk were relocated for a brief period of time Tuesday morning, after an unattended bag was found in a stairwell, according to the school district.

The district originally told staff and students to "shelter in place", but they were then relocated to the Middle School while State Police, Coeymans police and the Albany Sheriff Department investigated an unattended bag according to a release.

Authorities quickly determined the bag was not a concern. Superintendent Brian Bailey says the bag was unintentionally left in the stairwell.

Students were then sent back to class after Police cleared the building.

“We are proud of how our students and staff responded today,” said Superintendent Brian Bailey. “Their due diligence in adhering to our safety procedures was key to an efficient and safe response. We also want to thank the Albany County Sheriffs, State Police and Coeymans Police for their quick response and for assisting us in this matter.”

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