Weapons found at King’s Fork High

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 25, 2005

Two weapons were found at King’s Fork High School last week, thanks to the extra security crackdown at the city’s middle and high schools Wednesday.

A 15-year-old male was charged with carrying a knife onto school property after officials discovered a kitchen knife in his book bag, said Lt. Debbie George, spokeswoman for the Suffolk Police Department. The blade on the kitchen knife was about 3 inches long.

Authorities also discovered a paintball gun on the floorboard of an 18-year-old student’s car, she said. Further investigation showed that the girl had driven her mother’s car and that her brother had left the paintball gun in the vehicle.

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No police charges were filed against that student, George said.

The school system beefed up security at the schools last Wednesday – the seventh anniversary of bombings at Colorado’s Columbine High School – after rumors of planned violence began circulating at Nansemond River High School and John Yeates Middle School.