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Possible Warning Made Against Lynbrook School

Superintendent alerts community to "possible, non-specific warning" against the school, announces game plan to ensure safety.

Lynbrook High School students will not be allowed to bring backpacks or dark-colored bags to school Friday following a possible warning made against the school, officials said.

"We have discovered information regarding a possible, non-specific warning at the high school for Friday," said Superintendent Melissa Burak in a letter to parents.

Officials said they have a "strong indication" that some high school students knew who made the warning.

The contents of the warning have not been revealed.

Lynbrook Police Department officials said the school was taking a "very proactive" approach to ensure the safety of every student. Several police officers will likely be present during the day Friday, especially in the morning as students are coming into school.

As a part of an emergency safety plan, all staff members have been placed on a "heightened alert," according to Burak, and the campus is undergoing a thorough search.

Students will not be permitted to bring backpacks or dark-colored bags into the building. Instead, they must carry them by hand or in a clear plastic bag, officials said.

Lynbrook PD officials said if a student violates the policy, they will likely be searched.

"This is a perfect opportunity for you to speak with your child about the importance of speaking up if they know anything about this situation or any other situation that might arise down the road," wrote Burak.

Read the full letter on LynbrookSchools.org here.

Jason Anderson February 13, 2014 at 08:52 PM
Since it's possible some kids know what's going on, it probably involves teachers in someway.
paul February 13, 2014 at 09:45 PM
This statement is what is supposed to be done everyday: "The school was taking a "very proactive" approach to ensure the safety of every student." This is not news and not worth mentioning. And if a parent is keeping their teen home based on this non informative story, that is totally ridiculous. As a matter of fact because of some warning it will most likely be the safest place in Nassau County. Think about this, perhaps it was your teen that made the warning. (whatever it was)...
paul February 13, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Thank you Anne. I am now ROTFLMAO....
druigal February 14, 2014 at 06:30 AM
This has to be the most ridiculously non informative story I've read in a long time. If there is a threat, spit it out. Something to be looked out for, say it. I attended LHS over thirty years ago. We had bomb threats during 7th period almost daily. We did not have internet , cells, or social media. They just announced what they were looking for, plain and simple.
Joe Mahoney February 14, 2014 at 07:34 AM
A K-9 unit might be needed at the school along with the NCPD.
Ivan Ivanovich February 14, 2014 at 07:56 AM
A warning and a threat are two different things, the patch should hire someone with a basic comprehension of English to write their headlines
Ernest Loyer February 14, 2014 at 09:39 AM
"The contents of the warning have not been revealed." They are kidding, right? Morons.
Brian February 14, 2014 at 02:38 PM
While I believe any threat needs to be taken seriously and precautionary measures should be taken, the reality is that even today, most of these threats amount to nothing. However, this being Lynbrook, I expect there will soon be security measures resembling those of the North-South Korean border at the high school.
Jennifer Santucci February 17, 2014 at 03:00 AM
Considering the District had 5 suicides in 4 years and other negative social issues among their students... this "threat" should be taken seriously. Then again the community can ignore this and if something tragic happens again... will that, too, get swept under the rug?? I may be an outsider looking in, but I am stating what others are afraid to speak.
Joe Vette February 20, 2014 at 06:02 PM
This threat should be handled by FBI people with their expansive resources. Infiltrate this threat and intercept their electronics. Data on non Americans at schools should link with CIA.

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