10 yr old arrested for cutting knife in school

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    http://www.local6.com/news/14857286/detail.html

    An elementary student in Marion County was arrested Thursday after school officials found her cutting food during lunch with a knife that she brought from home, police said.

    The 10-year-old girl, a student at Sunrise Elementary School in Ocala, was charged possession of a weapon on school property, which is a felony.

    According to authorities, school employees spotted the girl cutting her food while she was eating lunch and took the steak knife from her.
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    The girl told sheriff's deputies that she had brought the knife to school on more than one occasion in the past.

    Students told officials that the girl did not threaten anyone with the knife.

    The girl was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   mercyteapot
    The Juvenile Assessment Center? To determine if someone that the school has already said wasn't threatening anyone is a threat?

    If she violated a school rule, they could have just suspended her (that would've been extreme, but not as extreme as this), instead of tagging her with a criminal record.

    Mama always said that stupid is as stupid does.
  4. by   bethin
    What, no one pays attention to what our kids learn in school anymore?

    My old hs cut out all foreign languages, journalism, yearbook (that's right, no yearbook), speech, physics, and trig. But hey, you better not be caught with fingernail clippers and steak knives!

    I can't roll my eyes enough at this.
  5. by   bethin
    Quote from perseus29

    The girl was arrested and transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center.
    Oh goody!! Let's transport her to a place where she can learn to hide her weapons and make shanks. Now that's education!
  6. by   ElvishDNP
    Oh, for crying out loud.
  7. by   CHATSDALE
    i wonder if they have a class called 'COMMON SENSE'
  8. by   Alois Wolf
    No... that was "left behind" when we started worrying about "no child left behind"
  9. by   EricJRN
    Over the top? Sure. But why so difficult to leave the knife at home after multiple warnings? She's ten years old - not three.
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    I have a 10 y/o. She is old enough to know better!


    I agree though, this is a little over the top!
  11. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from EricEnfermero
    Over the top? Sure. But why so difficult to leave the knife at home after multiple warnings? She's ten years old - not three.
    Where does it say she got multiple warnings? I read only that the girl told the cops she had taken it to school on more than one occasion. That could just mean twice, not multiple. Plus, I thought that probably meant she didn't understand why she was arrested when she had done it before.

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