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DUBUQUE (KWWL) -

The Dubuque Community School District says staff members at Marshall Elementary School had to confiscate a knife from a student today.

In a letter sent to parents the school says they learned from other students that one student had brought a pocket knife to school. They say the knife was immediately taken from the student and the student was sent home for the day while the incident is investigated.

They say appropriate disciplinary action will be taken once the investigation is complete.

Below is the letter sent to parents.

Dear Marshall Parents/Guardians:

I am writing to inform you that earlier today, we learned that a student was in possession of pocket knife at school. This incident was reported by other students and the knife was confiscated immediately.

As with all situations of this nature, school administrators and school resource officers are investigating to determine the exact happenings. The student involved is no longer in school while the situation is investigated and appropriate disciplinary action, if any, will be taken based on the investigation's results.

This is an important reminder that weapons of any kind, whether used in a threatening manner or not, are not allowed on school property at any time or for any reason. Please take a moment to talk with your students and remind them of this.

Thank you for helping raise awareness of this with your student. Please feel free to contact me or your child's teacher if you have any questions.

Sincerely,

Joe Maloney - Principal

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