Police respond to calls of weapons at schools

Published 10:28 pm Monday, March 4, 2013

Suffolk police responded to two public schools in Suffolk on Friday on calls of students with weapons.

At Creekside Elementary School, the assistant principal reported a fourth-grade student brought a 4-inch razor blade to school, city spokeswoman Diana Klink wrote in an email. The 10-year-old boy showed other students, and one notified a substitute teacher around 2 p.m.

The razor was tucked in a wrist brace the boy wore to school, Klink said. No threats were made, and the student was released to his mother.

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Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw said the boy was recommended for an administrative hearing.

In a separate incident, an assistant principal at Forest Glen Middle School reported a student in possession of a kitchen knife in the lunchroom, Klink wrote in the email.

“Investigation revealed that the student packed a silver kitchen knife in his lunch bag before leaving his residence to come to school in order to cut a block of cheese for his sandwich as he was running late,” Klink wrote. “The knife was never displayed in a threatening manner, and the knife was out of the lunch bag only long enough to cut the cheese.”

Prosecution was declined, Klink said. Bradshaw added that no disciplinary action has been taken against the Forest Glen student.