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Safety Bulletin: Outdoor Activities as Commack Schools Cancelled Today

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In response to a possible threat at Commack High School, the Commack School District has suspended all outdoor activities at all of its schools.

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Update - 12:35PM: According to an email update from Dr. Donald A. James, Superintendant of Commack School District, the Suffolk County Police Department has resolved the issue at Commack High School that had the district on lockdown. All outdoor activities will be resumed, including after school activities and athletic programs. There is no cause for concern at this time.

When contacted for further information on the potential threat, a
representative from Commack High School declined to provide any further details.

Original Story:
In response to a possible threat at Commack High School, the Commack School District has suspended all outdoor activities at all of its schools. In an email sent to parents earlier this morning, Superintendent Dr. Donald A. James assured parents that there was no cause for alarm, but also mentioned that there will be a police presence at Commack High School in response to this potential threat.

Classes and activities that take place inside the schools are running normally, and recreational periods will be held inside today, and until further notice.

Dr. James says that all schools within the district are secure, and following standard operating procedures of having all visitor IDs checked by security and locking all doors.

As more information becomes available, or when these precautionary measures are lifted, we will be sure to provide you with an update.