Northport-East Northport Board of Ed meeting discusses finalized budget in 1st meeting since teen's arrest for threat

Police say a 13-year-old girl from East Northport Middle School was arrested earlier this week for verbally making threats against the school.

News 12 Staff

May 9, 2024, 10:10 AM

Updated 19 days ago


The Northport-East Northport Board of Education held a special meeting Thursday.
It is the first public meeting since a 13-year-old student from East Northport Middle School was arrested earlier this week.
Police say they arrested the 13-year-old for making verbal threats of mass harm.
It is the second time in four months that a student at the middle school was arrested and charged with a serious crime.
In January, another 13-year-old girl was found by the FBI to have made threats on social media.
In March, the district made updates to its safety and emergency management plan.
Included in the plan is its reporting plan for threats and acts of violence. The plan says administrators are available at schools to receive reports and that students are instructed to report anything that feels concerning to staff.
Schools in the district also have trained security monitors that provide students supervision. Specifically at the middle schools, there is just one point of entry.
The board meeting was to finalize the budget, but News 12 reached out to the district to see if any safety discussions will be added.

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