FORT SMITH, Ark. (KNWA/KFTA) — The Fort Smith School District reports that a student at Ramsey Middle School brought a knife to school and threatened a staff member outside of a classroom on August 22, according to a press release.

The release says Ramsey school administration and the school’s resource officer responded and disarmed the student. All students and staff are safe, according to the release.

“The safety and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff remain our top priority, and we are committed to maintaining a secure environment for everyone within our school,” said Fort Smith Public Schools- Police Department Chief Bill Hollenbeck.

The student involved in the incident has been arrested and an investigation is underway.

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