SPRINGFIELD TWP, OH (FOX19) - Springfield Township police responded Tuesday to a report of a child with a knife at his bus stop.
Police said the child, possibly age 10 or 11, raised a knife in the air at the bus stop and began to chase girls. They said the bus stop was a little more than a mile north of Mt. Healthy North Elementary.
Police said the child put a girl into a headlock and and held the knife to the top of her head.
Two girls then ran from the bus stop to a neighbor's house, and the neighbor called police.
The child was eventually found on one of the buses headed for Mt. Healthy North. He was removed, checked for a knife, and taken to the school's office. The child told police he threw the knife into a garbage can on the bus.
When asked why he brought a knife to the bus stop and began chasing the girls, he said he thought it was a game, according to police.
The child was suspended from school. Police say the principal of Mt. Healthy North has recommended expulsion.
Mt. Healthy City School District released this statement: