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April 4, 2017

On April 3, 2017, a student walking home from the high school on Cedar Road was approached by two men in a white unmarked van. The men waved the student over to the van at the intersection of Cedar Road with Meadowrue Lane. The student ignored the hand signal and continued to walk home. She was not followed and got home safely.

The driver of the van is described as white, in his 50’s, heavy set, with a long grey beard. The passenger is described as a thin white male in his early 40’s with short dark hair. The vehicle was a plain white box-type van with no lettering.

This incident was reported to the police in both the 2nd and 4th Precincts. If you see anything suspicious or unusual, please don’t hesitate to report it directly to the police. The police are investigating, and Commack Security are on alert and are also patrolling the District.

It is important to review safety practices with your children, so they will know how to respond should they be put in an uncomfortable situation. We have compiled some helpful tips, which can be found on this page.

March 21, 2017

A middle school student was approached this afternoon after she got off the bus at the corner of Adrian Street and Forsythe Drive in East Northport by a white male in an old black sedan. He asked her if she wanted a ride home, which she refused. She arrived safely at home and the police and the school were notified. The man is further described as scruffy looking, in his late 30’s or early 40s. The police are investigating further, and Commack Security are on alert and will be patrolling as well. If you have any further information, please contact the 2nd Precinct at (631) 854-8200.

Our children are precious! Please review the safety tips found on this page with your children periodically, and don’t hesitate to call the police if you should observe anything unusual.

January 23, 2017

A high school student who was walking home was approached by a man in a white van who had delivered a package to a vacant home on Hayrick Lane. The man then attempted to confront her, at which time she ran home and the police were called. The man is described as black, about 45 years of age, wearing a black knit hat, black pants and a green and orange shirt. Commack Security will patrol the area around the neighborhood.

November 30, 2016

This morning (November 30, 2016), a man stopped his white commercial Ford van in front of a bus stop on Shirley Court (near the intersection of Walter Court) and stared for a prolonged period of time at a mom and her son, who were awaiting the bus. The man is described as Hispanic with a round face, in his 40’s, wearing a tan jacket, and a tan and dark colored baseball cap. The bus came and the man drove away. The incident was reported to the police along with a partial license plate number. Commack Security will patrol the area around the neighborhood.

November 2, 2016
On November 2, 2016, at about 7:00 a.m., a high school student walking to school was approached by a white male walking towards her on Coconut Drive. He is described as approximately 5’9”, mid 20’s, with a slight beard, wearing a blue and yellow jacket and carrying a blue and grey backpack. The individual tried to engage the student in conversation, at which time the student ran home and the police were called. An investigation followed and a report was filed. Our District security team is also alerted to all such incidents. 

Please immediately report anything unusual that you may observe to the police. The safety of our students and staff is of the utmost importance. For tips about speaking to your children about keeping safe, please click the link below.

September 30, 2016
We are receiving phone calls related to media reports of “scary clowns” sightings on Commack Road in Brentwood. Please be advised that this is not the same Commack Road that runs north and south through our community. The District has not received any reports of sightings in our area.

With Halloween on the horizon, please take a few moments to review personal safety habits with your children, and should you observe anything unusual, please report it to the police. Please be assured that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is a priority, and Commack's security team are present in our schools and on patrol throughout the District. For tips on speaking with your children about their safety, please click the link below. 
September 15, 2016
On Wednesday afternoon (September 14), a middle school student was followed home from the bus stop at the corner of Dorethea Street and Marvin Lane in Commack by a man driving a dark blue or black Nissan Altima. The driver is described as a white male in his early 30s with fair skin and a thin build. At no time did this individual approach or attempt to speak to the student. The SCPD was notified, and District Security will patrol the area.

Talking points regarding personal safety for our children can be viewed on the Commack Website. If you should see anything suspicious, please report it directly to the police by calling 911.
June 7, 2016
This afternoon a high school student was approached while walking home from school by a white male driving a red pickup truck near the corner of Plowboy Path and Harvest Lane. He made a lewd suggestion and drove away. The student returned to the high school and reported the incident. The man is described as age 30-40, with a large build. School security personnel were immediately notified, and a report will be filed with the Suffolk County Police.

Talking points regarding personal safety for our children can be found by clicking on the link below. If you should see anything suspicious, please report it directly to the police by calling 911.
January 14, 2016
On Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at approximately 3:40pm a stranger in a parked vehicle was observed near the bus stop at Lynhaven Place and Sunhaven Lane in Commack. A white male, approximately 30 years old, dressed in dark clothing with a dark cap was sitting in a white four-door Honda. The car had tinted windows, and the man was also observed looking through binoculars. The vehicle remained for approximately 25 minutes and then left the area.

A police report was filed, and District security will be monitoring the bus stop. If you have any information, please call the Suffolk County Police 4th Precinct or 911.
January 11, 2016
From - Parents in Northport are on alert after two incidents of children being approached by strangers.

The school district says a man approached a girl while she was walking to her bus stop this morning. The incident happened on the corner of Windsor Lane and Clarke Drive while the Bellerose Elementary School student was walking.

The district says a white man jumped out of the bushes, but the girl was able to get away and run home. The student’s parents called police.

The district also says there was another stranger danger incident yesterday afternoon. In that incident, a Northport Middle School student was walking home from the bus on Sea Cove Road when she was briefly followed by a man.
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By Phone:  (631) 912-2000
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