School Officials Confiscate Knife From Elementary Student

An elementary school student in the east is in a bit of hot water.

School officials in Craven County say a student at Ben Quinn elementary school in New Bern brought a small weapon to school.

School officials confiscated a pen knife and handed it over to authorities. No word on whether the student was sent home or suspended.

Police were called to Ben Quinn about a year ago. The school was put on lockdown because a weapons threat that turned out to be a false alarm.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 22, 2009 at 04:27 PM
    OH, whats the use, nothings going to change until we hold parents accountable. Everyone wants dog owners to be accountable, why not parents? Lots of our kids are treated like crap at home, yet the parents want the teachers (ie the government) to make brain sergons of them. HOLD PARENTS ACCOUNTABLE.
  • by EDUCATOR Location: NBHS on Mar 22, 2009 at 06:39 AM
    WAKE UP PARENTS! THIS IS HAPPENING EVERY DAY! I realize this is an elem. kid but I'm going to take this opportunity to talk about high school. This article is NOT a shock to any NBHS teachers. Parents need to get involved. You need to find out what is really going on at your child's school. Yes, it is sad that this is an elementary school but if you find that shocking you should see what is happening at the high school! Your sweet, precious children are sitting in class with armed robbers(they were back in class the NEXT DAY!), statutory rapist, and last year even a student that ended up being arrested for beating a marine to DEATH! Teachers do not have the authority to stop this from happening. You, the parents need to step up and react. These students do not need to be in class with students who are actually there to learn. And do not give me the crap about equal education. They lost their right to equal education when they commit crimes. Good luck keeping your children safe.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 21, 2009 at 07:13 PM
    Old Timer, I owe you this. Yes boys did carry knives to school, but your parents like mine had no problem with putting a spanking on your butt, parents today are not the same as yours and mine. I carried a pocket knife until about 5 years ago. Now I carry a pair of sissors, now thats stupid.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Mar 21, 2009 at 07:03 PM
    Old Timer, in our day a pen knife was the prefered weapon for cutting. Small and easy to conceal. Used right is one hell of a weapon. Most seen in Saterday night fights, but this is not Saterday night this is all day 24/7. These kids have no respect, period.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2009 at 07:14 AM
    Old Timer~Things are not the same as they were years ago. Kids will kill today. Your generation and my generation wouldn't have thought to do that, because I parents would have killed us. However, a lot of kids today think that everything can be solved through violence. Kids have more emotional issues now than ever before, and who knows when one could snap. A pencil if used in the right way could become a weapon, so you have to be careful what you consider ok. Being an educator, I would want this issue resolved, because if a student had a weapon, even a pen knife, it could do some damage if they attack you with it.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2009 at 06:17 AM
    what dosa it mean false alrm was it a wepean or not
  • by Old Timer Location: The Past on Mar 21, 2009 at 02:35 AM
    STUPID, STUPID, STUPID alarmist rhetoric! Since when was a "pen knife" a WEAPON? Get real! Boys used to carry pocket knives of many kinds to school every day. What an idiotic world we've come to live in.
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