Police investigating threatening phone call targeting Newfane preschool

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NEWFANE — Police are investigating a threatening phone call targeting a local preschool.

The incident occurred at about 2:30 p.m. Friday, when an unknown caller made a threat of carrying out a shooting at Timson Hill Preschool.

Troopers responded and found no indication of anything amiss.

The state police remained on the scene until parents arrived to pick up their children.

The Windham County Sheriff’s Department responded to nearby schools to provide an additional police presence.

Police say the call originated from outside the area, and that the threat was not credible.

Anyone with information about this incident is being asked to contact the VSP Westminster barracks at 802-722-4600.

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