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Bomb Threat Investigated at Youngstown Jewish Community Center

Authorities are investigating a bomb threat emailed to the Jewish Community Center of Youngstown.

JCC Executive Director Denise Wolf informed center members that the threat was included in an email sent Monday afternoon via the center’s website contact form.

According to Wolf, the JCC’s security team along with local authorities canvassed the building and determined that there was no credible threat.

In addition to filing a police report, Wolf says the Secure Community Network (SCN) was contacted. SCN is the official safety and security organization of the Jewish community in North America, founded by The Jewish Federations of North America and the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

“Our first priority is the safety and security of any person who comes to our Federation/JCC campus. We have developed and implemented detailed protocols to respond to such scenarios,” said Wolf. “The process worked as planned, and everyone is safe. We will continue to work with SCN and police as needed.”