A Hudson Valley high school student is accused of bringing a knife to school and injuring a police officer during a struggle over the weapon.

According to the City of Newburgh Police Department, on Monday around 10 a.m., while acting in his capacity as a Community Resource Officer at Newburgh Free Academy Main Campus; City of Newburgh Police Officer Humberto Perez noticed a student at the school had what appeared to be a knife concealed in his pants while helping school administrators with the student's upset parent.

When confronted about the knife, the male student became evasive and a short struggle ensued, police say.

Officer Perez retrieved a serrated kitchen knife from the student’s pants, officials say. During the struggle, the officer suffered several deep cuts to his hand and was taken to St. Luke’s Cornwall Hospital for treatment of his injuries, according to the City of Newburgh Police Department.

It's unclear how the student was able to get the knife past the high school's metal detectors. No charges have been filed at this time.


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