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2 Students Bring Knives to School in New Haven: Officials

NBC Connecticut

New Haven school officials said two students brought knives with them to class Tuesday.

A student riding the bus to Lincoln-Bassett School was found to be in possession of a concealed knife.

Another student on the bus was found in possession of a lighter, which other students thought was knife, according to school officials.

The school district said in a separate incident at Clinton Avenue School, a knife fell out of a student's pocket.

"It is a serious offense to carry a weapon or to threaten the safety of our students. The schools are carrying out appropriate sanctions," a spokesperson for the school district said in a statement.

Both schools are for children in grades K-8. It is unknown how old the students who brought the knives are.