Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Photo via Google Maps
Photo via Google Maps
John Bowne High School in Flushing

A turbulent week at Flushing‘s John Bowne High School came to an end last Friday with a student punching a cop and knives seized from three students, it was reported.

According to an April 10 New York Daily News report, NYPD school safety agents confiscated knives from three different students while screening them through metal detectors on Friday, April 7, at the school located at 63-25 Main St. One of the students, who was caught with a butterfly knife, received a desk appearance ticket.

Later that same day, it was reported, a student was arrested for punching a 32-year-old police officer who was attempting to break up a fight between the teen and another student at the school.

The events came only a few days after the April 4 stabbing of a 16-year-old student, who was attacked by three students in the halls as a result of a prior altercation. The student was treated at NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens hospital for his injuries. The attackers were arrested and a 3-inch black folding knife used in the assault was recovered from the scene.

Deputy Schools Chancellor Elizabeth Rose, who spoke at a press conference following the April 4 stabbing, said that the Flushing high school does not have full time metal detectors, but does have “unannounced, random scanning.”

“We work in close partnership with the NYPD to provide students and staff at the school with a safe and supportive learning environment,” said Department of Education spokesperson Toya Holness. “We are dedicating additional resources to the school and have swiftly addressed these incidents.”

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Watch these cops rescue two people who fell out of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay
Watch these cops rescue two people who fell out of their kayaks in Jamaica Bay
Nine reputed members of two Queens-based street gangs busted for dealing drugs & guns
Nine reputed members of two Queens-based street gangs busted for dealing drugs & guns
Popular Stories
Photo via Shutterstock/Insets courtesy of NYPD
Thieves use cloned debit cards at Queens ATMs to steal thousands from victims' bank accounts
Photo courtesy of the Bayside BID
Sample some of Bayside's best restaurants during the 'Bell Boulevard Food & Music Fest'
Photo via Facebook/snowdaysnyc
Shaved ice cream shop Snowdays to open in Bayside early this summer


Skip to toolbar