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Posted: 5:53 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
By Mark Becker
MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. —
A middle school student at Whitewater Middle School in west Mecklenburg was arrested and has been suspended for allegedly bringing a machete to school. A police report filed Monday said the student brought a 26-inch machete to the school on the first day of school. It does not identify the student or say how school officials found the machete, but a school spokesman says the student was suspended under Charlotte-MeckS disciplinary policies. School went on without incident Thursday but parents arriving to pick their children up told Eyewitness News they had not been notified of the incident. "Wow, we weren't notified or anything," said DarianMurray. "As a parent you want to know every incident that takes place on the school property." A school spokesman said the school did not notify parents Monday because they felt the situation was under control and there was no longer a threat. The spokesman said that the school did send out a notice to parents late Thursday afternoon, after it drew media attention.
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