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District: Sachem East security increased after social media threat

Sachem High School East in Farmingville, shown in

Sachem High School East in Farmingville, shown in 2013, has police on site as a "precaution" on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, officials said. Credit: Ursula Moore

Sachem High School East in Farmingville will have extra security Wednesday in the wake of a “a nonspecific threat” that was deemed not credible, the district superintendent said in a message to families.

Suffolk County police said there was “a police presence at the school as a precaution.”

Superintendent Kenneth E. Graham said the threat was posted Tuesday evening on social media, and that school officials immediately notified Suffolk County police.

“The Sachem Central School District takes incidents of this nature very seriously,” Graham said in the message addressed to Sachem East families.

“As an added measure, tomorrow morning here will be a police presence as well as additional security during the school day to ensure that our students and staff feel safe and secure,” the message, sent Tuesday evening, said.

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