Good afternoon, this is Dr. Giani Superintendent of Schools.  

This is to follow-up and inform all families of a message sent to Frank P. Long Elementary School families earlier this morning. 

Upon arrival this morning, Frank P. Long Elementary School received a bomb threat from an anonymous adult male caller before the start of the school day.  The Suffolk County Police Department was notified and investigation began.  Those within the building were immediately evacuated and morning buses were rerouted to Bellport Middle School, in accordance with our emergency plan.  At the middle school, teachers and their students were assigned classrooms, and a normal schedule will be followed for the rest of the school day.   

The Suffolk County Police Department recently completed a full search of the building and found no threat.  The search was done by the bomb squad and included bomb sniffing dogs.  Their investigation into the call and caller will continue.  We thank law enforcement for their quick response.

Today’s Frank P. Long dismissal and aftercare will continue as normal at Bellport Middle School.  Student walkers will be transported directly to their homes from Bellport Middle School. 

Please note that Suffolk County Police Department will be present at Bellport Middle School this afternoon to assist with any traffic concerns related to dismissal.

Tonight’s fall boys formal scheduled to be held at FPL has been canceled and will be rescheduled for Friday, December 7th.   

The safety and security of our students and staff is our top priority.  To ensure our students feel safe, social workers will be visiting each classroom today to speak with the students about today’s incident.   

Thank you to everyone for their understanding and patience this morning.