Suffolk County police have confirmed that a dead man was found on the grounds of Huntington High School on Monday afternoon.
Suffolk homicide detectives and crime scene vans were spotted on the periphery of the district’s property off Oakwood Road. Police have not released the identity of the adult male, but confirmed the death appears to be noncriminal at this time.
James Polansky, superintendent of Huntington school district, said no students, staff or school community members are in any way involved in the incident.
“There was never any concern regarding student or staff safety,” Polansky said.
The superintendent said upon hearing of the discovery he headed out to the join police officers at the site for several hours and confirm what facts could be ascertained. The district is fully cooperating with police investigations, Polansky said.
“It’s an unfortunate incident and equally unfortunately it happened on school grounds,” he said.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available. Last updated 5:50 p.m. March 19.