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Police investigating rumors of threat against Long Island high school

September 24, 2018 - 8:49 am
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BOHEMIA, N.Y. (1010 WINS) -- Suffolk County police are investigating a threat made against a high school on Long Island.

Police will be present at Connetquot High School Monday as a safety precaution after they caught wind of a rumor that a student was making threats against the school on social media.

“Officers are investigating rumors posted to social media that a Connetquot High School student possibly made threats against his school," officials said in a statement. "As a precaution, Suffolk County Police will be at the school on Sept. 24."

It’s unclear what the exact nature of the possible threat was. Police and school officials would not comment on the situation.

Newsday reported that principal Kenneth J. Costa Jr. emailed parents Sunday morning, warning them about a post that was made by “an anonymous sender regarding rumors surrounding potential violence.”

Costa explained that the school has scheduled a lockdown drill for later this week.

A breakfast event for seniors was planned for Monday morning. The high school serves over 2,000 students from the communities of Bohemia, Sayville, Oakdale and Ronkonkoma.