Box Cutter And Knife Recovered At Mary H. Matula Elementary School
Box Cutter And Knife Recovered At Mary H. Matula Elementary School

LA PLATA, Md. – On June 1 at 1:50 p.m., a student at Mary H. Matula Elementary School reported to a teacher they saw another student with a box cutter.

The teacher and a school resource officer recovered the box cutter and spoke with the student.

Through further investigation, it was learned a different student was in possession of a knife, which was also recovered.

The parents of both students were contacted.

Parents are urged to talk with their children about the dangers of bringing inappropriate items to school. The case is being handled by school administrators.

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  1. How about suspending or expelling students (I use that term loosely) who bring dangerous weapons to school?

  2. all I am is saying is that I am glad my children are attending private school. good golly!

  3. It’s just a matter of time before it rolls down here now a box cutter and a knife then guns-parents need to do more-teach values-pay attention
    schools need to kick them out and keep the other kids safe-the school systems down here are ridiculous-i won’t name the school but the principles need to support the teachers and get the problem children out and believe me there are a lot of them

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