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Croton Student Reportedly Threatens Another With Knife

CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. - Croton Police say a caller reported that a seventh-grade Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School student threatened to "cut" another student with a knife, prompting an investigation by school administration and Croton Police.

Police said the husband of a seventh-grade teacher reported the incident at about 12:40 p.m., Wednesday. Police responded to Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School, but did not locate a knife. 

Both police and Croton-Harmon School District officials said the investigation is ongoing. 

Croton-Harmon schools Superintendent Edward Fuhrman said he expects to spend most of his day examining the details of the alleged incident. 

"I can't say what the outcome of the investigation will be because we're in the middle of it. It's an active investigation from the school's point of view," said Fuhrman.

Fuhrman said school officials searched the student and "other places" following the alleged incident yesterday, and said a knife was never found.

"There's really no security issue here, as far as I'm concerned. Do I think a student smuggled a knife in? I can say definitively, no," said Fuhrman.


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