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No injuries to students or staff after vehicle crashes into Merrick middle school, police say

North Merrick firefighters at the Merrick Avenue Middle

North Merrick firefighters at the Merrick Avenue Middle School crash scene. Credit: Jim Staubitser

A vehicle crashed into the Merrick Avenue Middle School on Wednesday afternoon, Nassau County police and a school official said, but there were no injuries.

Police said the driver was taken to a hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries and it was unclear what caused the crash. Nassau police were investigating. 

The vehicle broke through a locked gate and crashed into the side of the school building, said John DeTommaso, Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District superintendent. Police and fire officials arrived immediately, DeTommaso said. 

The superintendent said students were expected to come to class Thursday.

"Although there was damage to the side entrance of the school building, school will open on time with no interruption to the normal school day," he said.

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