Envelopes Containing “White Powdery Substance” Sent To Six Manhattan Schools


Police are investigating a sequence of incidents through which 5 faculties in Manhattan anonymously obtained an envelope containing a white powdery substance.

Police shared an image of one of many envelopes that contained the white mud on social media, asking anybody with related details about the incidents to come back ahead.

“In every occasion, the fabric was screened and decided to be non-hazardous,” the NYPD stated in an announcement.

The incidents first started on March tenth, when an envelope was reportedly mailed to the Sen. Robert F. Wagner Center Faculty on the Higher East Facet. This was later adopted by Montclare Kids’s Faculty on the Higher West Facet a day later. On March 18th, the Success Academy Excessive Faculty of the Liberal Arts in Midtown and NY Youngsters Membership and New York Preschool within the Higher West Facet have been additionally forwarded an envelope. The River Park Nursery Faculty within the Higher West Facet was despatched two envelopes, one on March sixteenth and the opposite on March nineteenth.

In every occasion, the envelopes had a U.S. flag stamp positioned and a “handwritten tackle in block letter[s],” in accordance with police. Investigators try to find out why these faculties have been particularly focused.

An analogous incident occurred a month in the past in a number of faculties in Georgia, through which anthrax was truly detected. The FBI is now investigating the matter.

It’s unclear what number of college students and workers have been current in these college buildings when the letters have been obtained.

Those that might have data ought to attain out to the NYC Terrorism Hotline at 888-NYC-SAFE.