Updated: Nursery School Evacuated After Box With Suspicious Substance Found

A nursery school was evacuated on Tuesday after a box with an unknown white substance was found in the building.

The River Park Nursery School at 711 Amsterdam Avenue, near 95th Street, was evacuated around 11:30 a.m., Patch first reported. All the students and staff were reportedly evacuated.

Police were investigating what the white substance was. We will update this if we learn more.

Update: According to the latest report from the NYPD: “Preliminary information indicates the director of the nursery school opened a letter that had a white powder inside. The director called police who responded to the scene. The school was evacuated. ESU (Emergency Services Unit) and DEP (Department of Environmental Protection) entered the premise and determined the powder to not be hazardous. The director of the school was examined by EMS and refused medical attention at the scene. The investigation is ongoing.”


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    1. Mark Moore says:

      What a racket over here today because of this. Ambulances, police emergency services, FDNY are all over the place.

      • Huh says:

        Many of the ambulances were for Independence House across the street. I saw several EMTs and fire fighters going in there not the school.

      • Ish Kabibble says:

        That must be rough for you, all that noise. I hope you get through it.

        • Nevets K says:

          Thank you for your kind and thoughtful words. Few people these days reach out to others as you have done.
          You’re a mensch!