ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque sixth-grader has been suspended from school after threatening to bring weapons to campus.
KOB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1uNQKhH ) that the principal at LBJ Middle School sent a letter home to parents alerting them to the threat the student made Friday morning.
Officials say the boy told other students he planned to show up with weapons and the threat escalated into a rumor that scared many students.
School officials say they immediately reported the comments to Albuquerque Public Schools police.
They say the boy’s parent has been notified and is cooperating with officials.
Principal Mike Bachicha says in the letter to parents that students have no reason to fear for their safety.
Bachicha also says children can speak with a counselor if needed.