Weapon found on student at SECEP

Published 10:15 pm Thursday, May 9, 2019

A 15-year-old girl who attends the Southeastern Cooperative Education Program, located in a separate building at John F. Kennedy Middle School, was found with a weapon Wednesday, according to Suffolk city officials.

A Suffolk Police officer responded to SECEP in the 2300 block of East Washington Street, and after a preliminary investigation, a school administrator learned the girl had brass knuckles in her purse, according to city spokeswoman Diana Klink.

“The brass knuckles were confiscated,” Klink said. “No students were threatened and there were no injuries.”

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Bethanne Bradshaw, Public Information Officer for Suffolk Public Schools, clarified that “this was not an incident at JFKMS. This incident happened in the SECEP program,” which serves students with special needs from several school divisions, including Suffolk.