SUFFOLK, Va. - Suffolk school officials say a sixth-grade student who brought a large knife aboard a school bus has been suspended.
City spokeswoman Diana Klink says the 14-inch knife was in the students' backpack when he boarded a bus to Kings Fork Middle School on Monday. Another student told the bus driver, who contacted school officials.
Klink says the principal confiscated the knife. No one was injured.
WAVY-TV ( http://bit.ly/TUndkw) reports that during questioning, the 12-year-old student admitted he was being bullied by a classmate and brought the weapon for protection.
Suffolk schools spokeswoman Bethanne Bradshaw says the student has been recommended for expulsion under the school system's weapons policy.
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