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LPD: 13-yr-old suspended after threatening girl with knife

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By: Brittany Paris
bparis@klkntv.com

Park Middle School officials say a 13-year-old boy threatened a student with a knife on Thursday. But parents say they're outraged they weren't notified until Friday.

They say with recent events in Lincoln Schools, an incident like this, shouldn't be overlooked.

"I am absolutely outraged for two reasons. One, I was not notified yesterday. Two, my child hasn't been notified of what's happening in the school," Amanda Fuller, a Park parent, said.

Park Middle School parents received an agonizing email Friday morning. It said a student was in possession of a knife and threatened a classmate.

"A seventh grade student showed a pocket knife, which did not have the blade extended, to another student, a young lady," Joe Wright, LPS Security Director, said.

He says a short time later, the student made a direct threat to the girl and she told school officials.

According to the email, the school investigated and the boy admitted to having the knife. It was found in a park near the school.

Some parents are mad because they, and police, weren't told about it right away.

"The school should've been put on lock down immediately. Parents should've bee called. Police should've been called," Fuller said.

One parent says she thinks Park waited to notify parents until they had all the information. Wright says that's exactly the case.

"This happened at the very end of the day. Actually, they figured out what happened after the school day was already over and so the message to parents didn't come out until the next day," he said.

But with recent events in Lincoln schools, like the knife attack in a Pius bathroom earlier this month, parents say something needs to be done.

Wright says, ultimately, if there are any changes made to school security, the community will likely have a say.

He says the girl in this case did the right thing. For now, the best protection may be, "If you see something, say something."

LPS officials say the boy was suspended. The county attorney will weigh possible charges.

Also, during the investigation, school officials found another knife in a locker. It was unrelated, but that student was suspended too.

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