NFA North campus altercation on Wednesday included a knife

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Police presence at NFA North (file photos: Bob McCormick).

NEWBURGH – The administration at NFA North has released information about a Wednesday afternoon fight on campus in which a knife was displayed.

According to school officials, four males crossed Robinson Avenue (Route 9W) at dismissal time, entered the school grounds, and engaged four NFA North students in an altercation.

An Orange County Sheriff’s Office deputy assigned to the school was assisted by school security monitors and administrators responded and began to break the fight up.  As the group was dispersing, officials say two monitors and an administrator witnessed one of the trespassers brandish a knife.

As monitors approached the armed assailant, he fled the school ground on foot.  Police officers from the City of Newburgh Police and New York State Police were summoned to the campus in search of the armed subject.

The incident is still under investigation.