Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School was evacuated for nearly an hour Friday morning after a bomb threat was made over the phone, police and school officials said.
The school received the call at about 10:30 a.m. and contacted Suffolk County police, Copiague Schools Supreintendent Kathleen Bannon said in a message to the school community.
“Students were evacuated from the building and were safely housed on the field near the Copiague Middle School as police, district security and administration conducted a thorough search of the facility,” Bannon said. “Once the building was determined safe and there was no evidence to substantiate the threat, the students and staff re-entered the building and resumed regular classes.”
Police confirmed nothing was found and said students returned to the building by around 11:30 a.m. First Squad detectives are investigating.