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L.I. Elementary School Lifts Lockdown After Police Probe

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EASTPORT, N.Y. (AP) — Police have disclosed details about a Long Island burglary investigation that led to a “modified lockdown” that lasted several hours at a nearby elementary school.

Suffolk County police say they locked down the Eastport school because two suspects in a brazen home-invasion burglary were still at-large Friday.

They say the suspects forced their way into the home about a half-mile from the school, tied up two people and then fled with computer equipment and jewelry.

Police say they were called about 9:40 a.m.

During the subsequent lockdown at the school, students were allowed to move around the building. But no one was allowed in or out for hours.

Eastport School District officials said police lifted the lockdown at about 2 p.m.

No arrests had been made by 7 p.m.

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