Dear West Hempstead Families, 

This letter is an update on my previous letter. The Nassau County Police Department has determined the individual who made the threat. This person does not attend our school. The police searched the person’s home and phone and found nothing substantiating the threat. The person said they thought they were speaking with a few friends and did not think it was a large group chat. The person also said he was not serious about the threat and was “playing a joke.”

That said, we kept our request in place to have a police presence tomorrow at the secondary school. 

I want to personally thank the Nassau County Police Department on behalf of our school district for the swift response to this perceived threat.

Thank you 

Dan Rehman

Superintendent of Schools