Wednesday, April 10, 2019


Student brings knife to NFA Main, resource officer injured

Newburgh Free Academy

NEWBURGH – A 16-year-old male student at NFA Main brought a knife to school on Monday.

When the community resource officer, a member of Newburgh City Police, saw it sticking out of the youth’s pants pocket, he tried to retrieve. That caused several cuts to his hand.

The officer was treated and released at St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital.

At about 10 Monday morning, administrators were talking to the boy’s mother, who was upset. Her son was present. When CRO Humberto Perez spotted the serrated kitchen knife, he asked the boy about it and tried to retrieve it, resulting in a struggle.

No charges have been filed as of this time.

The school has a metal detector that all students must pass through, so how the youth got the weapon into the building is under investigation. All schools have security cameras, so recordings of may be examined by officials.

School officials did not respond to requests for comment about the assault and what they would do to prevent future incidents from occurring.


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