A few moments ago the Suffolk County Police issued a press release reporting that Walt Whitman High School Teacher, Brian Dreher, has been arrested for an inappropriate relationship with a female student. Our school district family is very concerned by these allegations, which were reported by the police and are now being publicized through the media. This is currently an active police investigation and as a result, we are not privy to any additional information. However, the health, safety, and welfare of the South Huntington learning family remains paramount in our minds, and we will do anything and everything to work with authorities in the appropriate manner. While we have little in the way of details at this time, upon Mr. Dreher's release he will be placed on administrative leave and restricted from campus throughout the ongoing investigation. Of course, the South Huntington staff stands ready to assist our students in the hours, days, and weeks to come.


Dr. David Bennardo

South Huntington Superintendent of Schools