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Cops: Wantagh schools evacuated due to threat

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Middle school and high school students in the Wantagh School District have been relocated Thursday morning as police investigate a threat reported to school officials, a police spokesman said.

Nassau County police received a call at 9:26 a.m. for an unspecified threat at Wantagh High School. Students at the school and the attached middle school building were being evacuated as officers conducted a search of the building, the spokesman said.

In a statement posted to the school district’s website, Superintendent Maureen Goldberg said “a threatening message” was found in a boy’s bathroom in the high school. She said police had been called and were conducting an investigation.

“As a precaution and to enable the police to effectively conduct a thorough search, students in the high school and middle school are being evacuated,” the statement said.

Goldberg said the high school students were moved to Forest Lake Elementary School and middle school students were being held at nearby St. Francis Church.

The police department said an investigation was still underway at 10:30 a.m. and had no further details.