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Student with knife disarmed at Canandaigua school thanks to quick action of resource officer

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District officials in Canandaigua provided an update on an incident involving a student and knife on Thursday.

One student was taken into custody by the school resource officer, and other members of law enforcement responded to the scene.

“Our School Resource Officer and law enforcement are on the scene and there is no longer a threat and the individual responsible for the situation has been taken into custody. Everyone is safe and nobody has been harmed. Areas of the building had to be cleared and secured while law enforcement responded,” Superintendent Jamie Farr said in a statement.


He called the incident ‘brief’ and said it occurred entirely within the confines of the SRO’s office, which was a relief to many in the district.

A Canandaigua student brought a knife to school and attempted to cause self-harm. “We are thankful for the quick actions of our School Resource Officer and our administration who were able to secure the situation and area within seconds,” Farr continued.

He said safety remains the top priority within the district. “We lso benefit from a tremendous relationship with the City Police as well as the Sheriff’s and State Trooper’s offices. We will have increased police presence in and around campus in the coming days as an extra precaution,” Farr said of the district’s relationship with local law enforcement. “Each building across our campus has strong mental health staff who are available should any students or staff need assistance. Please be sure to check on your loved ones and seek help if needed.”