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Police probe ‘non-criminal’ death at Huntington High School

Superintendent: The dead adult found in the rear of bleachers was neither a student nor a staff worker, and had no identification.

Suffolk County Police reported Monday that they were investigating the death — described as “non-criminal” — of an unidentified man whose body was found on the grounds of Huntington High School.

A police spokesman, Ed Betz, declined to provide the cause of death.

James Polansky, the Huntington superintendent, said a district staffer reported finding the body in back of bleachers on the outskirts of the campus around 12:30 p.m. Monday.

Polansky said the dead adult was neither a student nor a staff worker, and was found with no identification.

The district notified parents of the incident by phone, and the school of about 1,500 students was placed on “lockdown.”

Following that procedure, students carried out normal activities inside the school, but no one was allowed to enter or leave the building, the schools chief said. The lockdown was lifted before the school’s usual dismissal time of 2:20 p.m.


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