Police: 3 knives found in backpacks of 2 Huntersville second-graders

by: Sarah Rosario Updated:

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Two second-grade students in Huntersville are accused of bringing knives on campus.

The school district itself wouldn't comments on disciplinary action.

Channel 9  learned it happened at Barnett Elementary School on Thursday.

School official said the weapons were brought on accident but the students' actions are still being taken seriously.

According to a police report, three knives were found in the book bags of two boys in second grade: a steak knife, a butter knife and a carving knife.

One of the boys put the butter knife in the back pack of the other boy's sister.

Both were charged with having a weapon on school property and were turned over to their parents.

Parents were told about the incident that same day through an automated phone message and a letter.

"There was a very good call that went out from the principal to all the parents," said parent Mike Foster.

CMS officials said a teacher found the knives in the boys' open book bags but said the students never intended to hurt anyone.

When the school resource officer asked them about it, police said the children said they were going to cut down trees after school.

CMS officials said regardless of their intentions, the district has zero tolerance for weapons of any sort on campus at all.

CMS officials said it couldn't discuss disciplinary action, but said the boys will be disciplined according to the student code of conduct.