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Officials confirm elementary student brought small weapon to school

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Henderson police confirm a student at Bend Gate Elementary School brought a weapon inside the building last week. 

Police say they can't give many details about what happened because the student involved is 'very young.' The school corporation says the weapon was small.

14 News spoke to Henderson County Assistant Superintendent Morgana Stanley and she says the student brought a pocket knife to school on Thursday. She says that student was disciplined accordingly.

But for some reason, every parent 14 News spoke to says they were never notified that one of the students brought a weapon to school. They say no matter what the age of the student, or the size of the weapon, they have a right to know when their child's safety is threatened.

"It's terrifying. It's even more terrifying that we knew nothing of it. I know that they don't want to have like a mass hysteria, but that's my baby. I have every right to know what's going on," a Bend Gate parent says.

Henderson has what they call a one call system in place, in order to let parents know when a situation like this arises. We weren't able to get a comment from Stanley, or anyone else at the school corporation about why parents didn't get the message.

We'll have more parent reaction on this tonight on 14 News at 10.

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