The District is aware of an incident that occurred early Friday morning involving two high school staff members who interrupted the educational process of a first period class in Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School by engaging in a form of personal protest. We take this matter very seriously and an internal investigation is continuing to ascertain all of the relevant factsPlease be assured that neither the Board of Education nor District Administration condones such conduct in the classroom in any fashion, and will take appropriate action in response. 

The District has received many complaints from concerned residents regarding the behaviors of these staff members. Because this is a personnel matterwe are limited by law regarding the information we can share about the nature of the District’s response. We assure the public that the District is addressing the matter and we intend to bring the matter to a close as soon as possible

We appreciate the information and statements of concern that we have received regarding this situation, and thank the community for your ongoing understanding and support for Copiague Schools.