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Three Broken Arrow students suspended for threats

April 25, 2001

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suspended for threats

Three elementary students at Broken Arrow School have been suspended for making verbal threats, the school's principal said Wednesday.

Principal Larry Bakerink said a first-grader was suspended for a half-day, while a fourth-grader and a sixth-grader were suspended for three days each. Two threats occurred Monday. The other happened May 18.

In a letter sent home with students, the principal urged parents to discuss with children consequences of threatening people at school.

"I think Broken Arrow is a safe place for kids to be," Bakerink said. "I don't think in any of these instances anyone was in danger."

The action at Broken Arrow continues a series of suspensions and expulsions at district schools this spring for threatening behavior.

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