CAPE CORAL, Fla.- A Patriot Elementary School student is injured after another classmate cut him with a razor blade, just seven days into the new school year.
Most parents may not think to check their kids' backpacks or pockets before sending them off on the bus, but it might not be a bad idea after a student was sliced by a razor blade in the hallway yesterday morning.
According to the Lee County Sheriff's Office, two students were walking through the hallway Tuesday morning, when one pulled the razor blade from his pocket and cut the other student on the back of the neck. The student who was injured required medical attention, but the family is not pressing charges and declined to file a complaint with the Sheriff's Office.
The Lee County School District said they cannot discuss details, to ensure the students' privacy, but they say the school and administrators are discussing the best course of action. With a fresh school year just starting up, the district says incidents like this are a good chance to talk to your kids about what should come with them to school and what should stay home.
"We're in the second full week of school, so this would be a great time to take a look at the backpacks coming out of the door to make sure that everything that is coming to school belongs at school," said Amity Chandler, with Lee County Public Schools.
According to the district's code of conduct, any student who brings a weapon to school is subject to administrative review. Depending on the severity of the incident, consequences can range from suspension to expulsion.