You may know from reading a web posting on Saturday, Sept. 15, that on Friday, Sept. 14, an adult male entered the middle school looking for his daughter. When he was told that she was not a student in the district, he left the premises. The police were immediately notified and since then, our director of security has been in ongoing communication with a detective from the Suffolk County Police Department. This afternoon the detective confirmed that they spoke to the individual who was, in fact, legitimately looking for his daughter. He was instructed by police not to be on the premises of any of the East Islip schools, as the individual is not a resident of the district.

Furthermore, we have learned that this individual, named Abraham Lincoln, is registered with the state as a Level II sex offender. While he is not a district resident, we think it is important that you know this information. The police have assured us that they will carefully monitor this situation. You can find out more about this individual by researching public websites, including the New York State Sex Offender Registry.

Building principals and all security staff have been made aware of the situation and will remain vigilant as a precautionary measure. In addition, our building principals, security staff and our Suffolk County School Resource officer will be meeting this week to review our security protocols and ensure that proper safety measures are in place in all of our schools. Thank you for your cooperation and if you have any questions, please call your building principal.