Parents upset after student displays knife on school bus - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

Parents upset after student displays knife on school bus

CHESTER, VA (WWBT) -

Some Chesterfield parents are upset tonight after a student brought a knife on a school bus. It happened Wednesday as the bus was leaving Elizabeth Scott Elementary in Chester.

Andrea Andaluz says she's most worried about what could have happened if her son didn't tell the bus driver that a fellow student just pulled out a small knife from his back pack.

"You think your child is going to school in a safe environment where these things don't happen," said Andaluz.

According to her two boys - they told the bus driver - who then returned to the school and turned in the kid with the knife. But his buddy still on the bus then threatened to kill Andaluz's boys - that is, according to her kids. She called police and notified the school.

But after that - Andaluz and her husband say - the school hasn't told them much.

"I'm speaking for not only my kids but the other parents that don't know the incident and what occurred yesterday and how serious it really was," said Andaluz.

Chesterfield police say they followed up with the school - but say this is not a police matter. That's because police say no crime was committed. They say no one was actually threatened with a knife, plus, the knife is too small to be classified as a weapon at school.

We also reached out to chesterfield public school officials who say the law prevents them from revealing what, if any, disciplinary action was taken on the student.

Copyright 2013 WWBT NBC12.  All rights reserved.

  • Latest news from NBC12.comNEWSMore>>

  • 1 person hurt, residents displaced after Henrico apartment fire

    1 person hurt, residents displaced after Henrico apartment fire

    Sunday, September 24 2017 3:17 PM EDT2017-09-24 19:17:05 GMT
    (Source: NBC12)(Source: NBC12)
    Crews are investigating, after a fire broke out at an apartment in Henrico. It happened in the 10 block of Chase Gayton Drive, around 1:23 p.m. Sunday. When crews got on scene, they say fire was coming from the top floor of a 3-story building. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put that fire out. Officials say one person was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and the Red Cross is helping several occupants who were displaced by the fire. They sa...More >>
    Crews are investigating, after a fire broke out at an apartment in Henrico. It happened in the 10 block of Chase Gayton Drive, around 1:23 p.m. Sunday. When crews got on scene, they say fire was coming from the top floor of a 3-story building. It took firefighters about 20 minutes to put that fire out. Officials say one person was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, and the Red Cross is helping several occupants who were displaced by the fire. They sa...More >>
  • Officials ID woman's body found near road in Louisa

    Officials ID woman's body found near road in Louisa

    Sunday, September 24 2017 3:12 PM EDT2017-09-24 19:12:35 GMT
    Dawn Marie Meade (Source: Louisa County Sheriff's Office)Dawn Marie Meade (Source: Louisa County Sheriff's Office)

    Police say the victim was hit by a car. Her body was found near Firehouse Drive in the Blue Ridge Shores area.

    More >>

    Police say the victim was hit by a car. Her body was found near Firehouse Drive in the Blue Ridge Shores area.

    More >>
  • Richmond Police identify woman hit and killed by van

    Richmond Police identify woman hit and killed by van

    Sunday, September 24 2017 12:12 PM EDT2017-09-24 16:12:37 GMT

    A woman has died, after police say she was struck by a van in Richmond. Police say the woman was walking across the 1100 block of Azalea Avenue around 3 p.m. Saturday, when she was struck by a van turning left off Seminary Avenue. The driver of that van stayed on the scene. Police say the woman was already dead when they got to the scene. The driver is not facing charges at this time. The investigation continues, as police work to notify the victim's family.

    More >>

    A woman has died, after police say she was struck by a van in Richmond. Police say the woman was walking across the 1100 block of Azalea Avenue around 3 p.m. Saturday, when she was struck by a van turning left off Seminary Avenue. The driver of that van stayed on the scene. Police say the woman was already dead when they got to the scene. The driver is not facing charges at this time. The investigation continues, as police work to notify the victim's family.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly