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BOHEMIA, N.Y. — Investigators on Monday determined no crime was committed and no threats were made against a Long Island high school.

Suffolk County Police were present at Connetquot High School in the morning hours as a safety precaution after rumors surfaced on social media that a student made threats against the school.

Police later stated: "Following an investigation into rumors posted on social media that a Connetquot High School student possibly made threats against his school, Fifth Precinct Crime Section officers determined no crime was committed and no threats were made."

Neither police nor school officials specified the exact nature of the possible threat.

According to reports, principal Kenneth Costa emailed parents Sunday morning that the post was made by "an anonymous sender regarding rumors surrounding potential violence" at the school, but those rumors have not been substantiated.

Costa sent out an update to the rumors on Monday afternoon.

"At this time, [Suffolk County Police Department] has deemed that there is no creditable threat to the safety and security of our students or staff and are hoping to finalize the investigation shortly," Costa said.

Costa added that as an abundance of caution, the district will elevate their security protocols in the coming week.

Connetquot High School serves 2,000 students from the communities of Bohemia, Sayville, Oakdale and Ronkonkoma, according to the school's website.

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