Police called to high school after knife found in student’s backpack

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09/26/2013 2:31 PM |
FILE PHOTO | A Riverhead High School student was allegedly in possession of a knife Thursday.

FILE PHOTO | A Riverhead High School student was allegedly in possession of a knife Thursday.

Police were called to Riverhead High School on Thursday after a student was found to be in possession of a knife, school officials confirmed Thursday afternoon.

The knife was found in the student’s backpack, said Superintendent Nancy Carney.

The student was a recent transfer to the district, she said.

Ms. Carney said the student in question will be receiving an automatic five-day suspension, pending any additional disciplinary action.

“Obviously, anything involving a weapon we take very seriously,” she said.

Riverhead police said the incident is under investigation.