School bus knife threat prompts investigation, letter to parents

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BOONE COUNTY – An eighth grade student threatened another student on a Boone County school bus Thursday, prompting an investigation and a letter to parents.

The Boone County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the case, which happened on a Western Boone school bus Thursday afternoon. Investigators said the threat involved two students and a knife. The bus driver took action and reported back to Granville Wells School.

No one was hurt, and the knife was confiscated. Western Boone Schools took disciplinary action against the student who brandished the knife.

Here’s the letter sent to parents this week:

To Parents of Students riding afternoon routes 24, 12, and 9,

This afternoon after high school dismissal, an eighth grade student threatened another student with a knife while riding on bus 24.  Students reported this to the driver and the situation was quickly resolved by school administration and local law enforcement.  There were no injuries, and the knife was confiscated upon arrival at Granville Wells.  The student was removed from the bus with disciplinary action taken, and all other students arrived home safely.   

Your child may not have been riding bus 24 this afternoon; however we wanted to inform all parents of this incident.

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