Student with knife suspended

Published 12:15 am Saturday, March 20, 2010

A 16-year-old Turlington Woods Alternative School student found with a weapon on school property has been suspended with recommendation for expulsion, according to Bethanne Bradshaw, Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman.

Police found the student in possession of a knife on Wednesday afternoon, according to Suffolk spokesperson Debbie George.

The pocketknife had a blade ā€œin the excess of three inches,ā€ she said.

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The student did not display the knife or threaten anyone, according to George, who said another student knew about the knife and told school administrators, who notified the police.

A misdemeanor petition for possession of a weapon on school property was secured against the juvenile suspect on Thursday, said George, who would not identify the student because of his status as a minor.