The Riverhead Middle School was notified Friday of a "potential...

The Riverhead Middle School was notified Friday of a "potential altercation with weapons" planned for after school, according to a letter from the Riverhead School District. Credit: Tom Lambui/Tom Lambui

Two Riverhead Middle School students were arrested Friday morning for allegedly bringing a BB gun and two knives to school, village police said.

Riverhead police responded to the middle school at 9:30 a.m. after being notified by school district officials that they had confiscated the gun and knives during a search of the students and their lockers. The search came after the building administration learned of a “potential altercation” after school with illegal weapons, officials said.

The weapons have been turned over to the police, authorities said.

A 13-year-old from Riverhead and a 14-year-old from Flanders were arrested and charged with unlawful possession of weapons by persons under the age of 16.

No student, faculty or staff were in harm’s way during the incident, Riverhead School District Superintendent Augustine Tornatore wrote in a message posted on the district’s website.

Tornatore said the students involved in the incident would be disciplined in accordance with the district’s code of character, conduct and support.

The juveniles were processed at Riverhead Police headquarters and released to their parents for a future court appearance.

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