Feedback: Couple Worries About Grandson's Safety At School

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Robert and Vickie Poore are worried about the safety of their 16 year grandson after a pocketknife was found on a teenager who allegedly threatened to stab him.

"My biggest fear is that he's going to stab him sooner or later. If this kid is doing this now, what's it going to be later on," said Robert.    

The incident in question started in the Heuvelton Central School gym when a student was knocked down playing basketball.

After an alleged threat was made and a third student intervened, school administrators were notified and the pocketknife was confiscated.

"If we don't stand up, something else is going to happen and it could end up with a fatality," said Vickie.

School officials say the student in question never actually pulled the knife on anyone or displayed the weapon and no one was hurt, even though the district's policy on student conduct was violated.

School Superintendent Susan Todd couldn't talk about specifics involving the student's alleged conduct or the disciplinary action taken due to confidentiality restrictions.

However, she did tell us an internal investigation took place and students are in no danger.

"Every incident that happens in our school district is a chance for all of us to learn," said Todd.

Meanwhile, the Poores say they feel the out-of-district student should be prevented from being allowed to attend class at the Heuvelton school because of the incident.

St. Lawrence County Sheriff's deputies are also continuing to investigate the incident.

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Friday, August 1, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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