10th-grader suspended for carrying knife
By By Marianne Todd/The Meridian Star
March 10, 2001
A Northeast High School student was suspended Friday morning after authorities discovered the 10th-grader was pocketing a knife.
Principal David Litton said school officials had reports several days earlier that the student had a knife on the school bus.
Litton said he does not know what type of knife it was, just that "it was a small knife." The student apparently had no intention of hurting anyone, he said.
Ed Mosley, assistant superintendent of the Lauderdale County School District, said the teen-ager had allegedly cut a seat on the school bus with the knife. The district will enforce the zero-tolerance policy and recommend expulsion in the case, he said.
Lauderdale County sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the school Friday to transport the boy to the Lauderdale County Juvenile Center.
Marianne Todd is a staff writer for The Meridian Star. E-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.