While most Long Island school districts have addressed security in the wake of Friday morning's tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT that left 20 children, six adults and the shooter dead, the Smithtown Central School District has not as of Monday afternoon.
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An email sent Friday afternoon to Superintendent Anthony Annunziato by Smithtown Patch was replied to Sunday afternoon confirming a statement would be sent later in the day. No statement has been emailed as of Monday afternoon. Multiple calls to the superintendent Friday and Monday have also not been returned.
Although there has been no official word from the the district, Annunziato's office confirmed via phone Monday that he had a meeting with security personnel Monday morning, a statement was being prepared, and there is mobile security patrol going on around each of the schools.
In a question posed on Facebook by Smithtown Patch on Monday asking if readers have heard anything from the district, some locals responded by asking when or if they would respond.
"I would like to hear something," wrote Maria French Polito.
Other parents said they were curious to why the school has not yet responded but said they did see security on patrol at the schools.
"I haven't heard anything. I did drive by my first grader's school, branch brook elementary, where I did see security vans and cars," wrote Danielle Sexton via Facebook.
As of 2 p.m. Monday there is no message to parents concerning school security posted to the school district's website.
Back in March, Smithtown schools reponded to an incident involving possible gun violence with a threat written on a Smithtown High School West bathroom wall. The district responded by enforcing a lockdown and announced via a press conference the same day that security would increase and there would be backpack searches and locked entrances and exits.
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