Knives brought by Bristol elementary school students in separate incidents

The Edgewood School. (WFSB file photo)

School officials said they're looking into two separate incidents where elementary school students were in possession of knives.

Dr. Susan Kalt Moreau, Bristol's deputy superintendent, said a student brought a Leatherman knife on a bus on Friday.

On Monday, she said another student brought a knife to Edgewood Elementary School.

Moreau said it was determined that neither student intended any harm. The knives were simply brought from home.

She said no children were ever in danger.

Parents said they were notified on Monday.

"Please be reassured that we are doing everything in our power to address these issues with each individual and their family," the memo read. "We take safety compromises seriously and respond to them in an effort to ensure the safety of everyone."

Parents in Bristol said they are in disbelief that this happened.

"It was very alarming to hear about that," said Gretchen Graciani, of Bristol. "I was talking to my daughter about it and I told her 'you know, stuff like that happens and you have to be very careful and if you see something you speak up and you tell the teacher'," Graciani said.

School officials sought to remind parents to teach their children that if they see something they believe is unsafe, to report it to an adult immediately.

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