Henrico mother: ‘He said he was going to kill my son on the walk home from school’

Posted at 11:52 PM, Mar 14, 2014

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) - A Henrico mother said she received a phone call from the principal at Seven Pines Elementary School Friday informing her to get to the school.

"She had told me that a student came to her and told her that a boy had a knife and said he was going to kill my son on the walk home from school today," she said.

The mother does not want her identity revealed, but said school is not a place where she should be worried for her son's safety.

She said she was told by the principal that the student who made the threat was suspended for five days. She said she believes that punishment isn't enough.

"So now the boy is in trouble," she said.

"Is he going to be more mad at my son? Is he going to want revenge on my son?" she asked.

CBS 6 reached out to Henrico County Public Schools Spokesman Andy Jenks regarding the incident.

In an email, Jenks said a student brought a small kitchen knife to school Friday. He said the matter was handled by administrators, but because the case referenced students, he could not provide anymore information.

"I'm very upset," said the mother.