Cops detonate explosives at school

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Suffolk County police said officers detonated a "highly explosive" batch of old chemicals found at a private school in Stony Brook on Tuesday night.

advertisement | advertise on newsday

An employee who found the chemicals at the Stony Brook School notified authorities, who responded to the scene about 4:30 p.m., police said. Officials said the flammable chemicals were inside a chemical lab and had been on campus for more than 30 years.

Officers took the chemicals to a field on school grounds where they were detonated. The school, on Chapman Parkway, has a college preparatory, boarding and day program with a 55-acre campus, according to its website.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: