A 10 year old little girl brought her lunch to her elementary school in Ocala, FL and in that lunch was a piece of steak and to cut up the steak a steak knife was packed. She did not use the knife in any way other than what was necessary for cutting up her food but according to Sunrise Elementary School, the knife is considered a weapon and not permissible on school grounds.
"Anytime there's a weapon on campus, yes, we have to report it and we aggressively report it because we don't want to take any chances, regardless," Christian said.
But the sheriff's office said the extreme measures in what some may say was a harmless incident had to do with school policy, not theirs.
"But once we're notified, we have to take some type of action," Pogue explained.
The student now faces a felony charge for the possession of a weapon on school property and the principal suspended her for ten days. The parents of the girl could not be reached for comment.
-Should this be a no tolerance offense?
-If you were her parents what would be your thoughts?
-Does this seem over-bearing?
-If you are a teacher, what are your thoughts on this?
-Can you blame the child for using her commonsense and using a knife to cut her steak?