NEW YORK (FOX5NY.COM) - 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.