Huntington Station school closed amid rash of violence
After months of violence near a Huntington Station school, a decision was made last night to close Jack Abrams Intermediate School.
The school board voted 4 to 3 in favor of shutting down the school following a string of shootings in the area. Most recently, a 16-year-old girl was shot in the leg near the school parking lot last weekend.
Today, some parents and community leaders blasted the decision to close the school, claiming that Bill Dwyer, president of the school board, called for a vote without taking public comment.
In a phone interview, Dwyer called the situation "a political circus." He added that the school board is taking the blame because the town and county cannot keep the area safe.
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