A 9-year-old student was removed from school and is facing felony charges after bringing a knife to school and reportedly issuing threats to another student today at Oak Hill Elementary School.
A student told his teacher that a third grade boy had brought a knife to school this morning. When school officials searched him, they found a knife with a blade longer than 2 ½ inches, according to Newton County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Deputy Cortney Morrison.
The child had made threats through other students against a fourth grade girl at the school, though he did not communicate those to her directly, according to Morrison.
"The student was removed from the classroom without incident and school administrators notified the sheriff's office," said Sherri Davis-Viniard, director of public relations for the Newton County School System. "Weapons of any kind are not tolerated on school property and the student will be disciplined according to the rules listed in the elementary school handbook."
The child's parents were notified and after being interviewed, he was removed from the school. He is being charged with weapons on school campus and terroristic threats, both felonies.