SCPD: Driver arrested after car hits, seriously hurts student

A school employee faces charges after allegedly striking a student-athlete with her car, police said.

Authorities charged Janet Aliperti, 57, with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, operation while registration is suspended, and uninsured vehicle.

Suffolk County cops said the car she was driving hit a 14-year-old boy who was heading to cross-country practice just outside Northport High School on Tuesday morning.

"Emergency response teams were on the scene immediately and the student is being treated," Schools Superintendent Robert Banzer said in a statement. "The district will continue to support the student and family in any way possible."

A helicopter airlifted the teenager to Stony Brook University Hospital to be treated for serious injuries, police said.

Aliperti is a food-service worker at the high school.

Police impounded her Honda and are continuing to investigate.