Hammond Hill Elementary student found with knife on school bus

NORTH AUGUSTA, SC (WFXG) - A Hammond Hill Elementary student was found in possession of a knife on a school bus Wednesday morning.

The school's counselor and administration responded quickly and located the fifth-grade student, who willingly surrendered the knife. The incident happened just before 7 a.m. on Mar. 7, before the school day started. The knife reportedly never made it into the school.

Two other students are believed to be involved in the plan to bring the knife onto school grounds. All three students have been identified.

In the interest of full transparency, a notice was sent out to parents by the school's principal.

Hello parents and guardians this is Eric Jeffcoat, Principal of Hammond Hill Elementary School.

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