This is Dr. Yiendhy Farrelly, Superintendent of the West Babylon School District with an important message regarding yesterday's incident.

The Suffolk County Police Department has advised the district that they have concluded their investigation regarding yesterday's incident at the Senior High School. It has been determined that two high school students discharged mace into a hallway, which prompted the evacuation. There was no chemical leak. This was an isolated incident and there is no cause for concern. The district's top priority is the safety and welfare of our students and staff. I am pleased to report that there is closure to this event and there is no threat to the health and safety of our students and staff.

The families and students involved in this matter have been very cooperative throughout the process. The individuals responsible for this incident will face appropriate disciplinary actions in accordance to the district's code of conduct.

I’d like to thank the administration, HS staff, faculty and students, as well as all responding agencies, for their prompt and professional responses.

Thank you again for your ongoing understanding and support.