MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Buzz Aldrin Middle School student brought a knife to school, officials announced on Thursday.

According to school officials, the possibility of a weapon was reported to the administration by another student. The knife was then confiscated from the student's locker and school leaders contacted the Montclair Police Department.

In a letter to families, Principal Jill Sack wrote, "The student involved will be subject to school board policy and appropriate laws that govern weapons on school grounds."

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Below is the letter to parents:

Good Afternoon Buzz Aldrin Parents and Caregivers,

In an effort to keep you informed, I want to make you aware of an incident that occurred at school today. This morning, March 12th, a knife was confiscated from a student’s locker.  The Montclair Police Department was called and the police took the weapon into their possession.  The student involved will be subject to school board policy and appropriate laws that govern weapons on school grounds. 

As always, the safety of our students is our foremost concern. Please discuss this incident with your children and emphasize that it is against the law to bring weapons of any type to school. These items are strictly forbidden and will result in police involvement and disciplinary action. Also, please share the importance of reporting the discovery of any dangerous objects or weapons to parents or staff members. We are proud of the student who reported the possibility of a knife being in school to Mr. Jennings today, allowing us to respond immediately. Let’s continue to work together to keep our school safe.  

Sincerely,

Jill L. Sack

Principal