1st-grade student brings knife to school in Shaler

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SHALER TOWNSHIP, Pa. -- Shaler School District officials are investigating after a first-grade student allegedly brought a knife to school.

The district's superintendent Wesley Shipley told reporter Alan Jennings that the student brought the knife to school on Wednesday. School officials were alerted, and the knife was taken from the student. 

The district has a zero-tolerance policy, and the child could face expulsion, officials said.

Amy Boyle said the letter sent home to parents from the school district only said a student had an inappropriate item.

“My son came home from school and said, ‘Well, a little boy brought a knife. A kitchen sharp knife, the ones I’m not allowed to touch,’” Boyle said. “I think as parents we should have been aware of what it was and why it was there.”

One parent told Channel 11 News that the student threatened to kill her daughter. However, school officials have not confirmed the information.