A threatening note claiming that a bomb was going to be set off sent police rushing to Harborfields High School in Greenlawn on Tuesday afternoon, but no credible threat was found, Suffolk County police said.
According to school officials, two students discovered a threatening message written on the wall of a bathroom just before the end of the school day. The students, who discovered the threat in a girls’ bathroom, then went and told a guidance counselor about the threat. The staff member subsequently informed the high school administration, who immediately called police, Harborfields Central School District Superintendent Diana Todaro said.
A police department spokesman said officers responded to the school around 3:17 p.m. and searched the building. No bomb was found and after officers conducted an investigation, the threat was deemed non-credible, officials said.
“While this is an unfortunate situation, we treat these matters with the utmost caution and appropriate follow-up will continue,” Todaro said. “As always, the health, safety and welfare of our students and staff continue to be our top priority.”
All classes will continue as normally scheduled on Wednesday.