Fort Dorchester Elementary student accused of bringing knife on bus

DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A third grader at Fort Dorchester Elementary school is facing possible disciplinary hearings for bringing a knife on a school bus Wednesday morning, according to a school district spokesperson.

The student had a "multi-purpose tool/knife-like item" and was showing it to other students while on the way to school on the bus, according to Dorchester District Two Spokesperson Pat Raynor.

When the bus arrived at school, another student reported the incident to the school's assistant principal, who immediately confiscated the item from the student.

The student has now been recommended for disciplinary hearings.

This is the second such incident on a Dorchester District Two bus in as many weeks.

On Feb. 26, authorities said two boys, ages 10 and 11, were found to have weapons aboard a school bus carrying Beech Hill Elementary School students.

In that case, one of the students had a loaded gun in his book bag and the other was in possession of a knife, according to an incident report.

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