Columbus 12th grader brings machete, knife on school campus

Columbus 12th grader brings machete, knife on school campus

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Muscogee County school officials say a 12th grade male student brought a machete and bowie knife on campus at Columbus High School on Monday.

In a statement to the media, Valerie Fuller, the Director of Communications for the district, said students and staff were all safe and there were no reported threats or injuries.

Fuller says the weapons were discovered during a search of the student's vehicle, and were not brought into the school by the student.  Fuller did not say which school the student attends.  She says the principal sent a message to remind all parents and students that all weapons are prohibited on school grounds.

Monday was the first day of school for Muscogee County students.  Fuller says they are encouraging parents of all of the district's more than 31,000 students to take time to review the Behavior Code and Discipline Policy Handbook and the school handbook.

Compliance with all school and district behavior and discipline policies as well as the child's prompt attendance at school every day, Fuller says are critical to their academic success.

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