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Fairfax Elementary student in Cleveland Heights brought pocketknife on bus, district says

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 13:22:05-05

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio — A 6-year-old elementary student who attends Fairfax Elementary in Cleveland Heights brought a pocketknife in a backpack on Wednesday morning, according to a district spokesperson.

A bus driver responded quickly after learning about the pocketknife and worked with the district security team to resolve the situation.

According to the Cleveland Heights Police Department, responding officers found the male student in possession of a pocketknife with a 1.5-inch blade.

A preliminary investigation found the student while on the bus showed the knife to other students, who then notified the driver.

The knife was confiscated, and the student was turned over to his mother.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Heights-University Heights released the following statement:

"Thankfully and most importantly, no one was hurt. Our administrative team will make further decisions regarding this incident in accordance with the CH-UH Student Code of Conduct."

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