An Important Message from the Superintendent Regarding a Middle School Incident

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Dear Riverhead Middle School Parents,

This letter is to inform you of a serious discovery in our middle school boys locker room. Earlier today, an unloaded airsoft firearm, was found in a backpack in the lost and found. Immediately upon discovery, our SRO Byron Perez was notified, and an investigation began. The firearm was brought to the Riverhead Town Police Department for further investigation. They confirmed it was, in fact, an airsoft gun. 

While there was no incident involving the airsoft gun and no evidence of intent to harm anyone, we want you to know this is a serious matter and in violation of Board of Education policy. Weapons of any kind are prohibited on school campuses. There is nothing more important than providing a safe and secure environment for our students to learn. 

I commend the swift action of our staff and security and thank the students who found the weapon and immediately brought it to the attention of trusted adults. 

If you or your child have any information on this matter, please reach out to my office.

Thank you.

Regards,
Dr. Aurelia L. Henriquez
Superintendent of Schools