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Student suspended for bringing knife to school, assaulting classmate in Suffolk

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Posted at 3:04 PM, Dec 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-12-12 15:12:17-05

Suffolk, Va. – A King’s Fork High School student has been suspended after police say he brought a knife to school and assaulted a classmate.

On December 11, 2014, the student brought the knife onto school property, assaulted a classmate, and disrupted a classroom, police say. A School Resource Officer responded to the classroom at King’s Fork High School following the report of a student with a knife.

Police say a knife measuring slightly over 3” long was found and was determined to be in the possession of a 17-year-old male student. A verbal altercation had initially taken place, in which the student had also allegedly thrown hair at a fellow student. The student with the knife did not threaten any students with the knife.

Petitions have been secured for Simple Assault, Possess Weapon on School Property and Disorderly Conduct.

The student has been suspended and is recommended for expulsion, per SPS policy.

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