Bellport H.S. locked down before early dismissal

Bellport High School was on lockdown for two hours Friday before students were sent home early. Students told News 12 Long Island that Suffolk police were called to the campus to break up several fights.

News 12 Staff

Feb 15, 2008, 11:01 PM

Updated 5,998 days ago

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Bellport High School was on lockdown for two hours Friday before students were sent home early.
Students told News 12 Long Island that Suffolk police were called to the campus to break up several fights. However, school officials remained tight-lipped about the details surrounding those possible fights.
Many parents say they were kept in the dark about the lockdown and early dismissal.
Some students say the campus has been on ?code yellow? for the last two weeks due to students fighting. They say security has also been increased in the last two weeks. Other students say the school held an assembly earlier in the week about gang activity.
The school superintendent claims police were called only as a precautionary measure and that there were no fights. However, Suffolk police say they were on the campus to break up fights. They also say the fights were not gang-related.
Meanwhile, security was increased at MacArthur High School in Levittown Friday due to a threat found on a bathroom wall. Officials say the message threatened an attack. However, police believe the threat was a prank.
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