Police: Potential threats at Commack schools determined not to be credible
School officials and police received calls late Tuesday morning for a potential shooting at Commack Middle School. About five minutes later, at 11:20 a.m., a similar potential threat was also reported at the high school.
When Suffolk County police arrived on scene, it was determined there was no credible threat at either location.
In a statement, the Commack Union Free School District says as a precaution schools were placed on lockout, doors were locked and monitored and they asked police to be on hand when classes let out for the day.
Parents tell News 12 the school made sure the students felt safe. Angela Asmussen said, “The school kept them calm, the district is great, they kept them on task and focused on their schoolwork.”
Both threats were deemed to be a false alarm, also known as "swatting" - when a hoax call triggers an emergency response. Although there was no threat, out of precaution police did stay at the schools throughout the day.