NEWS STATEMENT from Maine-Endwell School District

By WBNG News

NEWS STATEMENT from Maine-Endwell School District

July 22, 2010 Updated Oct 17, 2008 at 10:08 AM EST

NEWS STATEMENT from Maine-Endwell School District

On Friday morning Oct. 17, a Maine-Endwell Middle School student was suspended after it was discovered that the student was in possession of two knives. It was learned, prior to said student’s arrival at school on the morning of Oct. 17, that the student had made threatening remarks in the presence of other students during the previous school day.

Upon the student’s arrival at school, said student was immediately approached by the school’s principal and the weapons were confiscated and the student’s parent was called.

NO INCIDENTS OF VIOLENCE OCCURED AT MAINE-ENDWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE INCIDENT WAS HANDLED QUICKLY, THE SCHOOL’S STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE SAFE AND SCHOOL IS IN SESSION AS USUAL.

“We are thankful and proud of the students who came forward with information and did the right thing,” said Superintendent Joseph Stoner. “This is an example of how violence education prevention should work in our schools.”

The incident is under investigation by the school district and the Sheriff’s Department. The incident is now a pupil personnel matter and the district will not make any further statements

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