Elementary student brings 'prohibited object' to school

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A second grader brings what's described as a swiss army knife to her elementary school, raising questions and concerns.

The last day of class at Mandarin Oaks Elementary is just days away. And as students get ready for summer, one father says everyday he sends his 2nd grader off to class he's on edge.

"She came home and said a little girl in her class was suspended for having a knife," said Shawn Craig.

He says he was shocked when his daughter came home and delivered the news. According the Duval County School System the child brought a "prohibited object" to school described as a multi-tool a couple of weeks ago.

"If anybody made this little girl angry or upset she could have lashed out at anybody," said Craig. "You never know."

He says times have changed and the thought of a student bringing a weapon to school is frightening. Craig's daughter has had problems with that student in the past and with the child now back in school he says he's afraid of what could happen.

"It's scary and heartbreaking because of the what ifs," said Craig.

Craig says he doesn't want this incident to be swept under the rug. He believes the student should have been put out of school for the rest of the semester. According to DCPS there's no record of the student making any threats but she was disciplined for her actions.


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