Yesterday I covered a story about recent shootings in Huntington Station. In just the last few weeks a 16-year-old girl was shot in the parking lot of a local intermediate school and a man and woman in their early 20s were shot a few blocks away from the school. Those victims survived.
In response to the violence, Suffolk County legislator Jon Cooper is proposing a plan to reopen a local police substation, increase the number of surveillance cameras and implement a system that can trace the location of a gunshot instantly. In addition, school board members from Jack Abrams Intermediate School in Huntington Station decided to close down the school for the upcoming academic year and send their students to other schools in the district. Many residents say they’re upset and angry with the decision because their children are being separated from their friends and being put into over-sized classrooms.