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.