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Meadow Drive School in Albertson put on lockdown after threat, Nassau police say

Meadow Drive School in Albertson.

Meadow Drive School in Albertson. Credit: Howard Schnapp

A Williston Park man on the telephone with Meadow Drive School officials Thursday "expressed his desire to conduct a violent act toward them," leading to a lockdown at the Albertson school, according to the Nassau County Police Department.

Goran Preda, 42, was charged with making a terroristic threat, a felony, according to a police department news release, which said the district alerted 911 after the caller’s words.

The release did not say what Preda allegedly said to the school, what if anything precipitated the phone call or how Preda was identified.

Preda was arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead and a temporary order of protection was issued, according to online court records. His next court date is April 16. It was unclear whether he is represented by a lawyer.

The school and its district, Mineola, also could not be reached for comment.

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