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Boy Charged with Threatening Teacher with Knife

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Posted at 8:55 PM, Oct 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-13 07:53:33-04

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) - An 8-year-old student is facing charges after authorities say he pulled on a knife on a teacher.

The Manatee County Sheriff's Office reports that a teacher at Orange Ridge-Bullock Elementary School was trying to get the boy to return to class Wednesday morning when he pulled out a small knife and threatened the teacher. The Bradenton Herald reports that deputies took the child to a juvenile detention center and charged him with aggravated assault and possession of a knife on school property.

Manatee County Superintendent Diana Greene released a statement saying the district would support the student and his family by helping them get the most appropriate help