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Long Island news, weather, traffic, schools and LIRR updates for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Wantagh High School is at 3297 Beltagh Ave.

Wantagh High School is at 3297 Beltagh Ave. in Wantagh. (July 10, 2012) (Credit: Amy Onorato )

Welcome to Newsday's live Long Island Now post for Wednesday, May 21, 2014, your source for the latest local news, traffic and transit alerts, school updates and more.

We've wrapped the live coverage, but here is a roundup of some of the local stories Newsday has been following throughout the day.

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Students from Wantagh High School and Wantagh Middle School returned to class Wednesday morning following a threat that was reported in one of the high school's boys bathrooms, according to a district representative.

Around 9:30 a.m., students at the high school and nearby middle school were evacuated to the high school football field while a search took place.

Students returned to class at 11 a.m. The district representative referred questions about the nature of the threat to law enforcement.

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