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Lindale elementary student found with knife

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 2:21pm

LINDALE — From Lindale ISD:

On Monday, March 28, 2011, the principal of Velma Penny Elementary School was alerted by a student that a classmate was in possession of a knife. Campus officials approached the student and the student revealed the weapon.

The weapon was reported after the student voiced a threat against a staff member to the other student. The staff member was never directly threatened with the weapon. At no time were any students threatened or harmed.

This is a serious violation of the Lindale ISD Code of Conduct. Appropriate disciplinary action has been taken by the district.

Due to the privacy of the student and staff member, we are unable to provide further details of this incident.

Providing a safe learning environment for all Lindale ISD students and staff members is our highest priority. We would like to commend the student who alerted the campus principal of the threat. Lindale ISD takes any incident of this nature very seriously and we will continue to reinforce the proper procedures to all students and staff members for their protection.

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