M.S. 142 shut down after worker receives threatening letter
A threatening letter containing a white powdery substance forces M.S. 142 to close Monday.
Officials say a faculty member opened up the letter in the morning before students were inside the building. More than 1,100 students were then sent to nearby schools while officials investigated.
According to officials, three people were exposed to the unknown substance and treated at Jacobi Medical Center. Police and fire officials say ever since the September 11th attacks they treat every instance like the one at M.S. 142 seriously.
The Department of Environmental Protection has taken samples of the substance to determine exactly what it is. Meanwhile police are trying to figure out who sent the hate mail.