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8-year-old arrested for having knives at elementary school

OXFORD, Ga. – Authorities arrested an 8-year-old boy on weapons charges Thursday after he reportedly brought steak knives to school, according to a Newton County Sheriff’s Office incident report.

The arrest came after a deputy responded to Flint Hill Elementary School Nov. 1 and met with an administrator who told him that a student had three knives in his possession.

NCSO Deputy Latavia Washington said the juvenile was arrested and taken to be fingerprinted. According to NCSO, all juveniles are handled per the juvenile intake procedure. 

Washington said the juvenile offered no explanation as to why he brought the knives to school.

"Knives and other weapons are not permitted on school campus," Sherri Davis, Newton County School System public relations director, said. "As such, the student will be disciplined for violating the student code of conduct.”