On Monday morning about 10 a.m. at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus, Community Resource Officer, Humberto Perez, suffered several deep lacerations to his right hand when confiscating a kitchen knife from a student.
Perez was assisting a parent when he noticed the student had a knife concealed in his pants. When the student was confronted about the knife he resisted resulting in the injury to Perez’s right hand. Perez was taken to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for treatment.
It is unclear how the student was able to get past metal detectors and security with the knife.
Details about the student are not being released due to his age. The school district has declined to make a statement on the incident at the moment. This incident comes after the Newburgh Teachers Alliance issued a walk-in discussing concerns about security in the district, such as faulty metal detectors in two high school cafeteria.