Parents express outrage at Bellport lockdown meeting

Tempers flared during a heated meeting at Bellport High School Sunday. The meeting was held to discuss the recent lockdown at the school that demanded a police response. Parents and students expressed

News 12 Staff

Feb 18, 2008, 7:25 PM

Updated 5,996 days ago

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Tempers flared during a heated meeting at Bellport High School Sunday.
The meeting was held to discuss the recent lockdown at the school that demanded a police response. Parents and students expressed their outrage at the communication breakdown amid the incident.
"That was my child's life you put in jeopardy!" said Cynthia Bass, parent of a ninth-grader at the school. "I want to know why ? why wasn't I alerted?"
South Country School Board President Gregory Miglino said there were four fights at the school on the day of the lockdown. According to administrators, police were called in as a precaution and the fights were not gang-related.
School officials say they hope to install security cameras inside the school and ask police for help in making a safer institution.
Parents also say they were upset that the school's superintendent did not attend the meeting.
Related information: Bellport H.S. locked down before early dismissal


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