State and federal authorities are dealing with an apparent terrorist threat against New York State institutions that made a reference to attacking school buses, authorities confirmed.
The threatening email, received by state officials April 1, was released to Long Island school districts Tuesday. At least two school districts, and , posted the warning on their websites.
The email makes specific threats of violence to state office buildings, the state Legislature and school buses.
Long Island school bus drivers have been alerted to the threat and told to take additional safety precautions, an official with of Plainview confirmed.
The official said WE Transport, Long Island's largest fleet of school buses, was alerted to the threat on Monday.
All drivers and technicians have been instructed to conduct pre-trip and post-trip inspections with "an added sense of caution and urgency."
The warning message came through the New York State Education Department.
It warned drivers and others to be wary of strangers approaching school buses.
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