Mom says son was suspended for turning in knife

The mother told local Michigan station WWMT that her 12-year-old son found the pocket knife in his backpack. The bag had been bought at a Goodwill store and never checked.

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When the seventh grader found the knife, which had been in a leather case at the bottom of the bag, he reportedly brought it to a counselor and was suspended from school. The mother also said the school tried to get her son kicked off the local football team, but the organization refused.

The mother said that, per school rules, the situation meant an automatic one-year suspension, which was later knocked down to 30 days. She told WWMT that she didn't think her son would return to the same school following the suspension.

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