Wantagh Union Free School District Update to NCPD Alert to All Nassau County Schools of Potential Suspicious Occurrence

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  21. November 2016

Update - November 21, 2016 - Good Morning Wantagh Community, This message is a follow up to my email communication earlier today. Please know that for the past number of hours the buildings have all been checked. Perimeters and all spaces within the schools have been searched and nothing unusual has been found.

During the weekend no intrusion alarms went off and the video available showed nothing unusual. Although the Nassau County Police have described this threat as "unrealistic" and "unreliable", they nevertheless will increase their presence on school grounds today. We appreciate the assistance of the 7th precinct and also thank our custodial staff for their help in searching the schools during the early morning hours. Should I hear anything further, I will contact you again.

The original Important Notice issued is below.

Wantagh, NY - November 21, 2016 - The Nassau County Police Department sent out the following rinformation to the media and Nassau county school superintendents:

"NCPD received notification late on 11/20 from an individual who claims he heard an unidentified male say he 'put bombs in every school in Nassau and set them to go off tomorrow.' This information is unconfirmed and seems unrealistic, however all schools are advised to be alert to suspicious packages and/or persons. Any suspicious packages and/or persons should be reported via 911 immediately."

The Wantagh School District will adhere to the advice of the police and will implement the protocol in our district safety plans.

As always, the safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. Please know we will keep you apprised of any additional information.

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