Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Deputies: 5th-grader had knife

August 28, 2007


- A fifth-grader at Little River Elementary School in east Orange County was arrested Monday after he took a 41/2-inch steak knife to school hidden in a stuffed animal, authorities said.

According to the Orange County Sheriff's Office, the 10-year-old hid the knife in a stuffed monkey. The student was arrested about 8:30 a.m.

It was unknown whether the child will face disciplinary action from the school.

Henry Pierson Curtis, David Damron, Robert Perez, Bianca Prieto and Rene Stutzman of the Sentinel staff contributed to this report.

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