Edgewood student suspended for knife hidden in cane

An Edgewood High School student brought a knife hidden in a cane to school this week and was suspended.

No one was injured, said Pam Pratt, spokeswoman for the Butler County school system.

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It’s spirit week at the Edgewood school as part of homecoming this weekend, said Pratt.

“Each day of the week, is a theme day which allows students to dress up. One of the students who dressed up for (a) Spirit Day event, brought two canes. The student showed another student a knife that was within the shaft of one of the canes,” said Pratt.

“This was brought to a teacher’s attention who quickly reported it to the principal. The student who brought the knife to school was immediately detained. The knife was confiscated. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office was contacted and the situation has been investigated,” she said.

“Discipline was initiated and the student has been removed from school property. All students and staff are safe and no one was injured,” she said.

Edgewood officials declined to provide any more information on the student.

“We want to reinforce to every student, parent, and staff member that knives or weapons of any type are not permitted on school property. We will take immediate action when a threat occurs and will work with the Butler County Sheriff Office to ensure the safety of our students and staff,” said Pratt.

Earlier this year Edgewood was the first district in Butler County to install armed school resource officers in all of its five schools.

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