NORFOLK, Va. — Things got a little out of hand during lunchtime at Ocean View Elementary School in Norfolk.
Police were out there Wednesday after students in the cafeteria were threatened.
“Calling them the 'B' word,” said parent Larry Marshall. “And they hope their parents die and they will beat their parents up."
Ocean View parent Larry Marshall said those are the threats that a couple of adults made.
They were supposed to be having lunch with their child. Instead, Marshall said the couple ended up going after other children.
"They threatened a lunch monitor, my daughter and a couple of other kids,” Marshall said.
A Norfolk Police report said a woman and her fiancé were threatening children with violence.
Ocean View's Assistant Principal sent a voicemail to parents Wednesday:
“The purpose of this phone call is to advise you of an incident that happened today in our school cafeteria that was witnessed by many of our students. At approximately 12:40 p.m. a couple who was eating lunch with their child took issue with other students on how they felt those students were treating their child. While we understand parents have the right to express concern if they feel their child is being bullied, the correct way to handle such a situation is to bring the issue to school administration for resolution. We regret that this happened and wanted to advise you that we are taking steps to deal with the matter. Thank you and enjoy the rest of your evening.”
Marshall said incidents like this could ruin the lunchtime opportunity for everyone.
"It just sucks because you can't even just eat lunch with your daughter,” Marshall said. “That is my downtime before I go to work.
He's even more worried about sending his daughter to school and he plans on pressing charges against the woman involved.
"My daughter's safety is the biggest importance,” Marshall said. “Like I told my daughter, nobody is going to ever threaten you again. I’ll make sure of that."
The school division said it had extra security on campus Thursday and Friday.