Charges forwarded after knife found at Anchorage elementary school

Charges forwarded after knife found at Anchorage elementary school
Published: Feb. 27, 2023 at 12:11 PM AKST|Updated: Feb. 28, 2023 at 9:07 AM AKST
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - A knife was found with a student at a Northeast Anchorage elementary school on Friday, according to Anchorage police.

In an online post, police wrote that no one was injured at Creekside Elementary School, but that charges were forwarded to the division of juvenile justice after contact was made with the student who brought the knife and that student’s father.

“It was determined that a student had brought a knife to the school and verbalized threats to harm another student,” police wrote. “Several other students hear the threats and saw the knife; staff were notified by at least one student.”

An Anchorage Police Department spokesperson declined to offer additional details regarding the incident.

Creekside Elementary families received a letter via email Monday afternoon from the Anchorage School District stating that the student “cooperated with administrators who confiscated the knife,” with help from Anchorage police.

The letter said that all weapons are prohibited on any ASD campus.

“As always, safety remains our number one priority,” the letter said. “We are thankful for the individuals who brought this information to our staff so we had the opportunity to respond quickly. This incident serves as a good reminder that if you see or hear something, say something. It makes a difference.”

This story has been updated with additional information.