Late Friday afternoon the district was notified of a nonspecific potential threat against the district via a social media site associated with a James Wilson Young Middle School student. The district immediately launched an investigation and has determined that the threat is not credible. The investigation is ongoing.
Suffolk County Police officials responded to the incident. Out of an abundance of caution, we evacuated students and staff to Sylvan Avenue Elementary School in order to allow law enforcement officials to conduct a security sweep of the building.
Middle School dismissal will take place from Sylvan Avenue and students will not be permitted back into the building today. The YES after school program has been moved to Sylvan Avenue Elementary. All other Middle School activities have been cancelled for today.
We do not believe at any point was the safety of students and staff at risk. However, the district takes any and all threats of this nature seriously and takes action when necessary.
Information regarding tomorrow’s schedule will be forthcoming.