First Grader Found With Knife; Other Student Injured

Scary moments for children on one Beaufort County bus this morning, a child was found with a steak knife and another child was injured.

It happened on bus 137, which was headed to Eastern Elementary School in Washington.

School spokeswoman Sarah Hodges says the first grader showed the knife that was in their book bag and another student received "a very minor injury."

Washington police say they are investigating what they called an assault on the school bus.

The first grader was disciplined according to Beaufort County Schools policy.

Hodges says parents with students on the bus were notified this afternoon by letter as to what happened.

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  • by frances clark Location: washington on Apr 19, 2009 at 08:56 PM
    Look what we have done to our children.What are we doing that is so great? that we dont have time to look out for our kids, the teaching starts@ home not at school.
  • by Whoa Location: Greenville on Mar 9, 2009 at 08:49 PM
    Jeez you are all talking about bullying and self defense and it doesn't say anything about that. The "minor injury" could just be a cut. When I was a first grader I had trouble handling steak knives too. It doesn't mean I was trying to stick someone.
  • by patrice Location: washington on Mar 1, 2009 at 08:13 PM
    This comment is to the idiot that stated that their child goes to private school because at least at private school the parents are more involved and knows what is in the child's bookbag... my child rides this bus and knows and understands the rules and also obeys the rules because she was taught to follow the rules by her father and I ...just because a child is not enrolled in private school does not mean that their parent is not envolved maybe you should get in your car and go to the public school and see all the names of the parents that visit their children everyday at school and better yet take your time to do a survey of how many public school children have their parents envovled and checking their bookbags every morning before leaving for school and then maybe you can have true facts..children that go to private school breaks rules as well the only difference is it's not made public. maybe going back to school and learning what making generalizations mean would do you some good.
  • by ruby Location: conn. on Mar 1, 2009 at 03:29 PM
    will the working people be getting a stimulus check this year, iif not why will you please put it on the internet if yes or no. THANK YOU.
  • by To NB Parent on Feb 28, 2009 at 06:16 PM
    I agree with what you are saying 100%. Kids now a days aren't raised to believe in consequences of actions. There needs to be more consequences taught at home with a good old paddling when they need it. Not too sure I agree with the self-defense classes for a first grader though. The way we handled bullies was to just stand up to them.
  • by Mad Parent on Feb 28, 2009 at 08:53 AM
    I am very displeased with how the school board handled this situation. My son rides this bus, ok, the incident happened in the morning but parents wasn't notified until the afternoon. Then the letter that was sent home gave very little information, but then on the 6:00 news I hear about it. They want to keep hush mouth now, who exactly is that fair too?
  • by NB Parent Location: New Bern on Feb 28, 2009 at 08:25 AM
    I would say this; if parents would accept the blame for their kids making mistakes and punish them when they do wrong these types of problems would be few. All parents should enroll their kids in a self defense class; we all know there are bullies on the buses, and if you have some idea on how to handle your self in these situations you are less likley to be picked on. Also, when I was in school many years ago, if you did something wrong, you wre punished at school, and 95% of the time my parents would ounsih me when I got home too. So many parents now thinks their little "Johnny or Susie" are angels and nevr do any wrong; this is carried over in our present day society as shown by the lack of accountabilty for any action you do.
  • by Jay Location: Jacksonville on Feb 27, 2009 at 06:43 PM
    Very interesting comments. First of all, just because your child may go to private school doesn't mean a thing. Private school kids are spoiled little brats anf get their way.Yes, they still commit crimes but they have the money and resources to hide their crimes unlike in apublic school.So don't think that you are better than someone because your kids go to private school. The majority of you all are talking about your kids are filled with fear.Thats why there is so much violence.I think that you are just punks if you teach your child to fear soemthing or someone.Everyone has to die one day.People need to be more honest and open to kids.They shouldnt be fearing for their lives.Teach your kids self-defense in any type of situation and hope for the best. Kids are going to experiment no matter if you teach them about something or not.They have to experience first-hand what they are curious about.
  • by ~ALPHA female~ Location: O84P on Feb 27, 2009 at 04:41 PM
    I think we need the entire story before we can determine what mindset the child was in. ...I can remember when my son was in kindergarten and I got a call from his school. His kindergarten teacher said.. my son got in some trouble and I needed to come to school immediately. ..I had to find someone to replace me so I could leave and go to my son's school. When I got there.. my child was sitting in a chair in the corner with his head down ..tearing falling in his lap. I asked the teacher," What did he do?" The teacher said ,"We had chick fillets for lunch, they were wrapped in foil paper, the kids put it on their teeth, your son did too, when I told him to take it out, he said his dad gave it to his this morning, he owes me an apology." I looked at that moron and said,"That's why you called me off my job?..."He did get from his dad this morning.. you owe him an apology." She turned red and apologized.. I was lying.. I told my boy to tell the truth next time. No more calls!
  • by Private Location: Greenville on Feb 27, 2009 at 04:25 PM
    Another reason I refuse to send my child to public schools. Most private schools kids have parents that are involved and know whats in their kid's bookbag.

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