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Police Respond to Potential Threat at Kings Park High School
Police on Wednesday responded to a potential threat at Kings Park High School, though they declined to offer specific details.
The police arrived at school sometime around 10 a.m. Wednesday morning to notify officials that they were investigating a potential threat from a former Kings Park student.

Security Updates Made Priority at Smithtown Schools
Security measures for all of the Smithtown Central School District schools are being updated.

Superintendent Anthony Annunziato announced during Tuesday's Board of Education meeting that security changes are possible, including hiring an outside security consultant.

One change Annunziato has already made to the security measures is the pushing up of Phase 3 of the district's 24-hour indoor and outdoor surveillance camera installation.

Phase 3 is the installation of the cameras at all of the elementary schools in the district. This was to be completed over the summer for the 2013-14 school year but Annunziato said installation should be completed in two weeks.

Board of Ed. Takes on Hauppauge School Security
The Hauppauge School District is working to tighten security across its schools to ensure a more secure environment after the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., officials assured parents at a Board of Education meeting Tuesday.

In the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School additional security measures have been established in Three Village schools, according to the Board of Education, which also said in a statement on Tuesday that the district won't use armed security guards in its schools.


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