LPD: Student pulled knife in fight at Goodrich Middle School
A student has been referred for terroristic threats and use of a weapon to commit a felony after reportedly pulling a knife during a fight with another student.
The fight happened in a locker room at Goodrich Middle School around 8:10 a.m. Wednesday, according to Lincoln Police.
LPD said the student pulled the knife during an argument, but did not injure the other student with it.
Police said the weapon appeared to be a basic folding knife.
A school resource officer was made aware of the incident by school staff.
The names of the students are not being reported.
LPS sent Channel 8 Eyewitness News a copy of a letter sent to school families Friday:
Dear Goodrich Parents and Guardians,
We are contacting you today to provide you with information about an event that occurred on Wednesday.
On Wednesday morning of this week, there were two students that got into an argument in the locker room. It was reported by a student several hours later to our staff, that after the argument one of the students allegedly made a threatening comment and pulled a small knife out of their pocket. Once our staff was made aware, our administration investigated and appropriately handled the situation. Following our procedures, the incident was turned over to the school resource officer for further investigation. As with any incidents of a concerning nature, the incident was fully investigated and appropriate disciplinary action was taken. Our first priority is always student safety.
We apologize that we didn’t communicate this information with you sooner. We appreciate parents’ vigilance and concern for the welfare of our students and thank you for your continued cooperation and support. Please don’t hesitate to call if you have any questions.
Kelly Schrad, Principal