Brittany ComakFeb 16, 2018, 7:58 pm

Police respond after social media threat against school in Plainview

Officials with John F. Kennedy High say authorities interrogated student who made post that ‘featured guns and racist remarks’

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PLAINVIEW — The Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District says a post on social media threat on Friday by a student at John F. Kennedy High School in Plainview prompted police to respond to the school.

In a statement, the district said the post "featured guns and racist remarks." The school notified law enforcement immediately. The district says when law enforcement responded to the school they interrogated the student who had made the disturbing post.

School officials could not comment further, citing that it is now a police investigation, but in a statement alluded to recent events, with the Wednesday massacre of 17 students in Florida. The statement reads:

"We are all heart-sick over the tragic events that have taken place throughout the country in our public schools. Always remember that the safety of our students, faculty and staff is the most important priority at Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District."

Police say there didn't seem to be any immediate threat on school grounds and they did not arrest the student.

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