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.