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9-year-old student charged with bringing knife to school

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CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – Chesterfield Police charged two students with bringing knives to school Tuesday – the first day of school in the county.

Police said a 9-year-old Bellwood Elementary School student was caught with folding knife.

The student did not threaten anyone with the three-inch blade, police said. A classmate saw the knife and reported it to a teacher. The child is charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

A 16-year-old year Chesterfield Community High School was also charged with possession of a weapon on school property. A folding knife with a three-and-one-eighths-inch blade fell out of the student’s pocket in front of a school administrator, police said.

No one was injured in either incident.


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