Child facing expulsion after bringing knife to bus stop, police say

Child facing expulsion after bringing knife to bus stop, police say
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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:

The safety of all students at Mt. Healthy City Schools is our utmost priority, and we are working with building administrators, students and parents to ensure their safety.  The incident was addressed, and we are continuing to investigate the incident. At this time, we cannot release any information about the student.

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