Dear Northport- East Northport Parents:

At approximately 9:30 AM a concerned resident called Dickinson Avenue Elementary School and reported that shots were fired near the vicinity of Tompkins Street.  We immediately went into lockout procedures, halting all movement in and out of our buildings across the Dickinson campus. We also called police and were preparing to communicate with parents when the Suffolk County Police Department confirmed that the report was UNSUBSTANTIATED and it was a FALSE ALARM.  Dickinson Avenue Elementary School resumed all normal activities at approximately 10:00AM.

We appreciate the efforts of the Dickinson Avenue staff, administration and security personnel for taking appropriate and immediate action.  

We remain committed to insuring the safety of our students and staff. 

Sincerely,
Rob Banzer