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"Air Quality Alert" ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. 335 PM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 ...Air quality alert in effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday... The New York state department of environmental conservation has issued an air quality health advisory for the following counties... Nassau and Suffolk In effect from 11 am to 11 PM EDT Thursday. Air quality levels in outdoor air are predicted to be greater than an air quality index value of 100 for the pollutant of ground level ozone . The air quality index, or aqi, was created as an easy way to correlate levels of different pollutants to one scale. The higher the aqi value, the greater the health concern. When pollution levels are elevated, the New York state department of health recommends that individuals consider limiting strenuous outdoor physical activity to reduce the risk of adverse health effects. People who may be especially sensitive to the effects of elevated levels of pollutants include the very Young, and those with preexisting respiratory problems such as asthma or heart disease. Those with symptoms should consider consulting their personal physician. For additional information, please visit the New York state department of environmental conservation website at, https://on.NY.Gov/nyaqi, or call the air quality hotline at 800-535-1345. -- Wednesday Aug.15 18,10:19 PM

Internet Threat Over the Weekend Puts Westbury Middle School Into Lockout Mode

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Westbury Middle School takes precautionary measure, putting school into lockout mode following Internet threat over the weekend.

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Following the tragic event that unfolded last Friday at Sandy Hook Elementary in CT, one of Long Island’s very own schools also faced a scare over the weekend having some impact to today’s school day. Westbury Middle School in Westbury went into lockout mode.

As of earlier today, an investigation was still ongoing, but at this time a 13-year-old boy has been arrested and is charged with making a terrorist threat.

The school went into a heightened alert following notification over the weekend that there was an Internet threat to the school. The Nassau County police indicated that the young boy used a friend’s Facebook account and sent threatening messages to two 13-year-old girls over the weekend from his own computer. Police indicated the young boy felt the girls were bullying him.

The messages were reported to authorities who took necessary precautionary measures in light of the tragic event that occurred on Friday at a Connecticut school. Westbury Middle School had a normal school day, but no visitors were allowed into the building and afterschool and evening activities were canceled under the lockout mode.

The young boy will be arraigned on Tuesday in family court in Mineola.

All Westbury Public Schools have been visited to review security and safety procedures by interim superintendent Mary Lagnado. Staff and students have also been reassured of their school having the necessary safety nets and policies in place for everyone’s well-being, according to a statement released by Lagnado.

 

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