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Student Saw Something. Said Something.


BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher

BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A student with a knife was detained at Don Estridge High Tech Middle School on Monday. Sources within the Palm Beach County School District confirmed the incident to Monday evening. has learned that a student saw another student with a knife in a backpack during the school. The student who observed the knife told a staff member who initiated protocol for conducting a search. When the knife was found in the backpack, the student possessing the knife was removed from the school’s general population. It was not immediately clear if the student was arrested.

School officials transmitted a robo-call to parents after the incident. This is the text of that message:

“This afternoon, a knife was safely removed from the backpack of a student.

The possession of a knife on campus, regardless of the reasoning, is a serious offense and strict discipline will proceed, as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct.

The School District is committed to ensuring a safe learning and working environment for all students and staff, and disciplinary action may be taken against any student or individual who violates the District’s Zero Tolerance Policy for any infraction that poses a threat to school safety.”



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