School threat prompts parents to keep kids home at William Floyd

Posted: Updated:
LAS VEGAS -

In the wake of the Vegas shooting, a school threat made on Long Island has parents keeping their kids home today.

Police say they investigated a social media post that referenced a threat pertaining to the William Floyd School District. Investigators say they determined there is no threat and no danger to students.

As a precaution, officials have police have increased patrols in the district.

The William Floyd School District released a statement saying “We received reports that a high school student posted a menacing photo to social media alluding to a non-specific threat. District officials have been in close contact with the Suffolk County Police Department who have increased their presence at the high school and across the district. We have also increased our security presence. Those involved have been identified and district officials along with law enforcement have the situation under control. Keeping our students and staff safe continues to be the top priority. Rest assured, we take reports of this nature very seriously and will do all that we can to ensure the safety of the William Floyd school community.”

  • SlideshowsSlideshowsMore>>

  • 2018 Country Music Award Association Awards

    2018 Country Music Award Association Awards

    Photos from the 2018 Country Music Award Association Awards on Nov. 14, 2018.

    Photos from the 2018 Country Music Award Association Awards on Nov. 14, 2018.

  • The 'worst toys' for the holidays, according to safety group

    The 'worst toys' for the holidays, according to safety group

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 6:35 PM EST2018-11-13 23:35:07 GMT

    A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

    A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the items topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season.

  • Deadly wildfire devastates Northern California town

    Deadly wildfire devastates Northern California town

    The Northern California wildfire has killed at least 42 people, making it the deadliest in state history.

    The Northern California wildfire has killed at least 42 people, making it the deadliest in state history.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."