Syosset S.D.: School board candidates' dad took election records

School elections will be held across Long Island tomorrow, but there's already trouble brewing in the Syosset school district, where officials are accusing a school

SYOSSET - School elections will be held across Long Island tomorrow, but there's already trouble brewing in the Syosset school district, where officials are accusing a school board candidate's father of stealing election records. Josh Lafazan, 18, is running for Syosset's school board. His father, Jeffrey Lafazan, made an appointment to view a list of people who had requested absentee ballots within the district. District officials say Lafazan was only supposed to view the list, but say he stuck them in his pocket and left the building with it. Lafazan argues that he was late for a meeting and believed he was merely taking his copy of the records. School officials sent out a robo-call to the entire district urging anyone with information about the missing records to contact police. Lafazan says it's all a misunderstanding and is calling it a "smear tactic" to prevent his son from getting elected.The Lafazans have dropped the election records off at the police station. Some Syosset residents tell News 12 Long Island that they're disappointed the school district used its emergency call system over the incident.

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