Lockdown Lifted At B-BP High School

Administrators say no weapons found but incident is being "addressed" with those involved.

Update at 3:15 p.m. Monday:

A lockdown order at Bayport-Blue Point High School was lifted Monday afternoon as initial reports indicated that school officials were searching for some type of weapon.

A Connect Ed call to parents from high school administrators at around 2:20 p.m. Monday afternoon said no weapons were found and that the issue had been “resolved.” The administrator on the call said that school officials were addressing the incident with those involved and thanked Suffolk County Police for their help in the matter.

A call Monday afternoon to acting Superintendent Neil Lederer was not immediately returned.

Original report:

Bayport-Blue Point High School was locked down about 1:40 p.m. today as Suffolk Police searched for a weapon in the building.

In an phone voicemail sent out to parents shortly before 2 p.m. High School Principal Dr. Tim Hearney stated that an anonymous tip prompted the action.

"The police are here searching lockers and students," the message stated, adding that school dismissal should happen on time.

"We are taking every precaution. As more information becomes available I will be sure to share it," states Hearney in the voice mail message.

No one has been hurt, according to a board member reached by Patch. All afterschool activities have been cancelled.

Stay tuned to Patch to find out further information.

This is a developing news story and Patch will update as more details become available.


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