Official: Student brought pocket knife to school

Published 10:26 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2019

An Elephant’s Fork Elementary School student was cited for bringing a pocket knife to school Monday, according to school and city officials.

According to city spokeswoman Diana Klink, a boy brought the pocket knife to the school, off of William Reid Drive. Police learned of the incident Tuesday and was advised that a member of the school’s administration was notified of the incident at around 10:32 a.m. the previous day, Klink said.

Klink said no students were threatened or injured.


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Elephant’s Fork Principal Jessica Avery sent a letter to parents and guardians Monday informing them of the incident.

“Today two students reported to their teacher that another student had a knife,” the letter states. “The staff member immediately notified the principal. The student was immediately brought out of the classroom and the student handed over the knife. The knife was seen by the two students, however, no one was threatened.”

Avery said in the letter that “serious disciplinary actions have been taken” and asked that parents and guardians speak to their children about bringing non-school related things to school and the importance of reporting unsafe situations to an adult.