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Fifth Grade Student Brings Knives to School

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BOONE COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A fifth grade student at Brookview Elementary is now facing juvenile charges after allegedly bringing two pocket knives to schools.

The incident happened Tuesday. Troopers say the 12-year-old student told friends he brought the knives to school and a teacher called state police.

Assistant Superintendent of Boone County Schools Jeff W. Huffman said despite the weapons, at no time was anyone in danger.

"After speaking with administrators, there was no threat made," Huffman said.

However troopers say with incidents of school violence on the rise, they take weapons in school very seriously.

"We're not going to take a chance on any kids getting hurt in any school system," said Sgt. C. R. Sutphin.

Parents like Woody Hunter who has a third-grader at Brookview say it's concerning that parents never heard anything about the security scare.

"Some type of letter or something or at least make us aware that something did happen instead of trying to solve everything behind closed doors," Hunter said.

The student now faces two counts of possessing a deadly weapon on an educational facility.

State police say because of the age of the student and because no threats were made it is unlikely the student will serve time.


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