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Suffolk police investigating possible threat made against high school

Officers will be at Connetquot High School on Monday as a precaution, police said in a statement after an online post stated a student had possibly made threats against the school.

Suffolk County police officers will be at Connetquot High School in Bohemia Monday as a security precaution after an online post stated a student had possibly made threats against the school, police said Sunday. 

"Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers are investigating rumors posted to social media that a Connetquot High School student possibly made threats against his school," the police department said in a statement Sunday. "As a precaution, Suffolk County Police will be at the school on September 24."

Neither police nor school officials specified the exact nature of the possible threat.

Kenneth J. Costa Jr., principal at Connetquot, wrote to parents in an email Sunday morning that the post was made by "an anonymous sender regarding rumors surrounding potential violence" at the school, but cautioned that "the rumors have not been substantiated." 

"Administration and members of the Suffolk County Police Department’s fifth precinct are aware of the post and will be working with our security to investigate these rumors," Costa said. "We will take extra precautions at tomorrow morning's Senior Breakfast as well as during the regular school day."

Costa said the school has a scheduled lockdown drill planned for this week. 

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