Archive for Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Four Lawrence students suspended in separate incidents

December 11, 2002


Two high school and two junior high students were suspended Wednesday for at least five days each in separate incidents.

A seventh-grade boy at West Junior High School will miss seven days of school -- covering all classes until the Dec. 20 holiday break -- for having a camping knife in his backpack at school.

The student apparently showed the knife to friends Tuesday. West administrators learned about it Wednesday and issued the suspension.

A boy in eighth-grade at South Junior High School was suspended five days for pushing and hitting a female student while waiting for a bus Tuesday after dismissal of classes.

At Free State High School, two students were suspended for fighting. A 10th-grade girl and a 10th-grade boy both received five-day suspensions for separate altercations.

The female scuffled with another girl in the high school's parking lot. No one was injured.

The boy tangled with a student in the Free State commons area. The suspended student took a swing at a classmate with a pencil in his hand. The pencil grazed the student's chest, but didn't cause serious injury.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday a Free State junior was suspended for one day for allegedly possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia last week.

Lawrence Police were involved in all five incidents.

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