Jewish School Evacuated in Miami After Bomb Threat

Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes school received a fax demanding $25,000 in ransom and threatening to detonate explosives at the school

A screenshot of the WSVN News 7 on a bomb threat made against a Jewish day school in Miami Beach on Sunday, May 28, 2017
Screenshot/WSVN News 7

A Jewish day school in North Miami Beach was evacuated on Sunday following a bomb threat.

The Yeshiva Toras Chaim Toras Emes school, which has enrolled 600 students from early childhood to high school, received a fax demanding $25,000 in ransom and threatening to detonate explosives already in place at the school if the demand was not met, WSVN News 7 reported late Sunday.

The message warned school officials not to call police, saying if they do so “I’ll know.” The letter also said that the would-be bomber had access to the school’s computers and email addresses, according to The Yeshiva World news website. The letter demanded that the money be sent to a certain address in the United States via Western Union by May 31.

Roads near the school campus were shut down and bomb-sniffing dogs searched the area. No bombs were found.