KFMS students return to class after bomb threat, report of gun and drugs on campus

Published 12:16 pm Monday, July 10, 2023

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Students at King’s Fork Middle School returned to class mid-morning Monday after officials received a possible threat of a  weapon and drugs on campus followed by a bomb threat that led to its evacuation.

Suffolk Police are investigating the report of a gun on the KFMS campus Monday, July 10, according to a news release. 

Suffolk Police responded to the school at about 8 a.m. after being alerted by administrators regarding a report of a student believed to have a firearm while on school property. Following a sweep of the building, no firearm was found. 

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In a news release from Suffolk Public Schools, officials said when the information was received they immediately placed the school under lockdown.

SPS officials  also had said in a release the reported included the possibility of drugs on campus. However, police released no more information on that element of the call

Subsequently, police said KFMS received a bomb threat at 9:14 a.m. 

Suffolk Police, Suffolk Fire and Rescue, and the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s Office responded to the scene. 

The school was evacuated while a second sweep of the building was conducted. 

The building was cleared at 10:10 a.m., and students were permitted back in the building.

There are no reported injuries to students or staff at this time, the SPS release noted.

Suffolk Police said they are maintaining an increased presence at the school for the remainder of the day.

These incidents remain under investigation.

King’s Fork Middle School is the school summer school site for Suffolk Public Schools.