FRAMINGHAM – The principal of a Framingham middle school emailed parents tonight, November 20, about an incident with a utility knife by a student in the school today.
“Earlier today there was an incident between two students in a classroom. Students were using utility knives as part of a class assignment. One student behaved inappropriately, chasing a classmate with a utility knife in hand. No students were injured; however, this incident was recorded by another student and posted on social media. A student saw the video and alerted the office staff who took immediate action. The situation is under investigation and is being handled by the school administration and the Framingham Police Department,” said Fuller Middle School Principal Kerry Wood.
“As a result of this incident, classroom expectations and safe handling of equipment will be reviewed by the teacher. We would also like to use this as a reminder that once something is posted on social media, messages can spread, often times in ways that were unintended. While we are grateful to the student who alerted the office staff, it is important to remind your students who are active on social media to think carefully before posting things that cannot be taken back,” said the Principal to parents tonight.
“We take all matters of school safety seriously and appreciate your support as we work to ensure the wellbeing of all of our students and staff,” said the Principal.