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Dubuque elementary student suspended after bringing pocket knife

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Parents of students at Dubuque's Prescott Elementary School received word Monday that a student had brought a pocket knife to school earlier that day.

Mike Cyze, the district's director of school and community relations, said the following e-mail and voicemail went out to Prescott parents, from school principal Chris McCarron:

Dear Prescott Families,

I am writing to inform you that earlier today, we discovered that a student was in possession of a pocket knife at school and displayed it in the building. Another student immediately reported the presence of the pocket knife to administrators and it was promptly taken from the student.

As with all situations of this nature, school administrators and school resource officers are investigating the incident to determine the exact happenings. The student involved has been suspended and appropriate disciplinary action will be taken based on the results of the investigation.

We wanted you to be aware of what happened and to assure you of our work to address it. As you know, we do not tolerate actions like this in our schools and always strive to provide the safest possible learning environment for our students.

Thank you for your continuous support of Prescott and our students.


Chris McCarron

Principal, Prescott Elementary School

Cyze said in an e-mail early Monday afternoon the district has no additional information available.

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