3rd grader suspended after bringing knife to class | News
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF)- A third grader at Ridgecrest Elementary has
been suspended from school after bringing a knife to class. School officials
said disciplinary action was taken when the child showed the knife to other
School officials confirmed the incident
happened Monday. A spokesperson for Huntsville City Schools said a third-grade
student brought a camping knife to class and was showing it to other students.
A classmate reported the knife to the teacher, who then got school
administrators involved. The knife was taken away and the student was suspended
from school for three days.
According to the Huntsville City Schools
Handbook, a student may not bring a knife or anything that resembles a knife to
campus. School officials said this violation falls under a Class Two offense,
which involves possession of a pocket knife that is not used in a threatening
manner. For elementary school students in violation of this policy, the
suspension is not to exceed five days.
"He did not threaten anybody or use it in a
harmful manner, but that does not factor in the fact that it is not allowed to
bring any kind of knife or weapon to school," said Keith Ward of Huntsville
A concerned parent who alerted WAFF to this
incident wanted peace of mind this wouldn't happen again. School officials said
the matter has been discussed with the student and their parent, and it has
been made clear knives are not allowed at school.
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