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Cafeteria worker at King Philip Middle School pleads not guilty to threatening co-worker with gun

A cafeteria worker from a Norfolk middle school pleaded not guilty in Wrentham District Court today after she allegedly threatened a co-worker with a gun, police said.

Wendy Ferris, 46, of Cumberland, R.I., is being charged with one count of threatening to commit a crime. She was arrested Friday evening after she allegedly threatened another employee at King Philip Middle School that afternoon.

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Ferris was hired as a cook at the school in August 2012, according to minutes from a School Committee meeting.

Cumberland police arrested Ferris in her home and held her in Rhode Island until this afternoon, when she was transported to Massachusetts for her arraignment.

Judge Robert Harbour set bail at $5,000 cash and ordered Ferris to stay away from school staff and the school.

She is to return to court on March 11.

Jacqueline Tempera can be reached at jacqueline.tempera@globe.com. Follow her on twitter @jacktemp
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