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Archive for Wednesday, December 11, 2002

Four Lawrence students suspended in separate incidents

December 11, 2002

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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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