SUFFOLK -- A sixth-grader claiming he was bullied at Kings Fork Middle School in Suffolk was caught bringing a knife to school Monday.

According to City of Suffolk spokeswoman Diana Klink, a 12-year-old brought a 14-inch knife on the bus to school concealed in his book bag.

Klink said another student told the bus driver, who then advised the assistant principals.

The knife was retrieved by the principal and no students were injured or threatened.

Klink said the boy indicated he had been bullied by a schoolmate and he was bringing the knife for protection.

Suffolk Public Schools spokeswoman Bethanne Brandshaw says the student has been recommended for expulsion for violating the weapons policy.

The incident remains under investigation.

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