(CBS Seattle) — An 13-year-old boy was expelled from his Monroe middle school after allegedly threatening to kill another student, KING 5 News reports.
An eighth-grade girl told school officials the boy pulled out a knife while they were on the bus to Hidden River Middle School. The girl said he licked the knife and told her “I’m going to chop you up into chili and make your friends eat it.”
“I was scared and I thought he was actually going to do it,” the girl told KING 5 News. She tried to report the incident when she got to school, but administrators told her to go to her first class. The girl returned to the office a few minutes later and told a staff member about the threat.
Monroe School District officials told KING 5 the boy was removed from class and expelled only 10 minutes after the report was made. But the girl said she went most of the rest of the day without knowing the boy had been removed.
“When I have break he’s normally around where I hang out with my friend and I was scared that if I let it go he would really try to hurt me,” she told KING 5.
District officials said they tried contacting the girl’s parents, but did not get hold of them until the school day was almost over. The girl’s father told KING 5 he was alarmed by the lack of support from the school. The district maintains it acted appropriately.
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