District Letter to the Community – May 16th, 2023

May 16, 2023

Dear Blue Waves Families,

This letter is to inform you of an incident this afternoon in which a Riverhead Middle School student brought an unloaded BB gun without an air cartridge or pellets onto a bus. The student and weapon were immediately apprehended by building security and administration. The student’s parents were notified as was the Riverhead Police Department. At no point were any students, faculty or staff in harm’s way.

The District is working with the Riverhead Police in their investigation of this incident. The student will be disciplined in accordance with the Riverhead Middle School code of conduct.


Dr. Augustine E. Tornatore

Superintendent of Schools