Two students found with knives on school grounds

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Two New­ton County students were charged with bring­ing knives to school, one at Lib­erty Mid­dle School on Sept. 5, one at Oak Hill El­e­men­tary Mon­day. Lib­erty Mid­dle School

A 13-year-old male was found with a knife at school. Ac­cord­ing to New­ton County Sher­iff’s Lt. Keith Crum, a fe­male stu­dent saw the knife on the bus and told her par­ents. The par­ents in turn called the school and spoke with ad­min­is­tra­tors. The stu­dent never threat­ened any­one with the knife. He was charged with weapon in a school safety zone. Oak Hill El­e­men­tary School

A 10-year-old male stu­dent was found with a knife that had a two-inch blade af­ter the boy showed a cou­ple of friends and a para­pro­fes­sional saw the knife. The stu­dent was searched and the knife was found, as school re­source of­fi­cers were called in. The boy made no threats to any­one. He was charged with weapon in a school safety zone.

“Pos­ses­sion of any type of weapon on school cam­pus is a very se­ri­ous of­fense,” said NCSS Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Re­la­tions, Sherri Davis-Viniard. “Both students will be dis­ci­plined ac­cord­ing to the rules found in the stu­dent hand­book.

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