West Islip parents sign children out of school early amid threats made toward West Babylon School District
Some parents in West Islip took their children out of school early Friday after reports of a shooting threat at another Long Island school.
Rumors about social media threats circulated in the West Islip School District as nearby West Babylon School District switched to remote learning due to threats.
The principal for West Babylon Senior High School wrote a statement Thursday evening, saying they were taking a precaution "as a result of some concerning images and threatening language that was shared with the high school administration."
The West Islip Schools superintendent told parents that, "...social media has exploded with incorrect information that has made people anxious and resulted in some parents signing their students out of school."
Both West Islip and West Babylon reported the social media posts to police.
Suffolk County police confirmed to News 12 Thursday that they are investigating the threat against West Babylon Senior High School.
The West Islip superintendent said Friday that they have determined there is no threat related to the West Islip School District.