First-grader accused of bringing knife on bus



CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. - A first-grade student from Bullskin Township Elementary School was suspended for three days after bringing a knife onto a school bus last week, according to the district superintendent.

Authorities told Channel 11’s Jodine Costanzo that the student slashed his seat and the seat in front of him while riding home on April 7.

“He held the weapon up to the girl and maybe said something to her and she felt threatened,” said Dr. Dan Lujetic, the Connellsville Schools superintendent.

Other students on the bus alerted the driver of what had happened, and the driver confiscated the knife.

“That’s very scary.  Just wow at that age.  A first grader?” said parent Karen Hollis.

The superintendent said the boy was suspended for three days and is now in an alternative school for the rest of the year.