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Parents notified after knives brought to school

9/28/2012

By JUDY SHERARD

jsherard@dailynews.net

Two students at O'Loughlin Elementary School reportedly brought knives to school in their backpacks on Wednesday.

A bus driver saw the students with the knives on the bus on their way home, Hays USD 489 Superintendent Will Roth said.

Roth said as far as he was aware, "nobody saw them during the day."

The bus driver stopped the bus and called for help.

O'Loughlin Principal Nancy Harman was notified, according to a letter sent home Thursday to parents of O'Loughlin students.

"School Resource Officer Nick Eiden and I conducted an investigation and found the report to be true," the letter said.

This morning, Harman declined to specify what actions were taken, saying she doesn't comment on individual students.

However according to the letter, the students aren't in school and won't return until the investigation is complete.

Brian Dawson, of the Hays Police Department, confirmed the investigation isn't complete.

"The children are safe. No children were threatened," Harman said this morning.

Children are reminded of the importance of reporting to an adult if they see any weapon or hear a threatening comment.