Pocketknife found Tuesday on Quaker Valley bus
A pocketknife was found on a bus Tuesday afternoon by Osborne Elementary School students, Quaker Valley's superintendent said Wednesday.
“A parent immediately contacted the school and the pocketknife was subsequently delivered to the school principal,” Superintendent Joseph Clapper said in a letter to parents. “As a precaution, the Sewickley Police Department was called to investigate.”
Buses are used for multiple trips each day, he said.
District leaders are “closely examining the rosters of those who rode that bus yesterday,” Clapper said.
Possession of the pocketknife could result in expulsion, he said.
Clapper said district leaders are “extremely grateful to those who called Osborne Elementary yesterday.”
He urged parents to talk with their children about how they would respond to a similar situation.
“We urge students and parents to share concerns and information with our teachers, counselors, principals or any school or law enforcement official with whom they feel comfortable,” he said.
Bobby Cherry is an associate editor for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-324-1408 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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