NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Parents were furious to discover they were unaware that a student had allegedly been caught with knives at a school in Queens.

There are no metal detectors at P.S. 36 in Jamaica, where a student was caught with three knives in his backpack.

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Nobody was hurt, but parents want to know why there weren’t immediately informed.

“What’s going on in the school, like a child bringing a knife I would like to know,” Denise said.

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A quick email would have been nice, Julio said.

“For the safety of the kids it’s always good to keep parents informed as to what’s going on,” he said.

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School officials wouldn’t say why the 10-year-old had the knives, but promised appropriate follow up action.