Charlotte student accused of bringing machete to school

A Charlotte middle school student was suspended after officials said he brought a 26-inch machete to school on the first day. (Image: WSOC-TV)

A Charlotte middle school student was suspended after officials said he brought a 26-inch machete to school on the first day. (Image: WSOC-TV)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A Charlotte middle school student was suspended after officials said he brought a 26-inch machete to school on the first day.

WSOC-TV reported that the student allegedly brought the weapon to Whitewater Middle School in west Mecklenburg on Monday.

No injuries were reported. Authorities have not said why the unnamed student allegedly had the machete or how it was found.

A school spokesman said the student was suspended under disciplinary policies.

Parents arriving to pick their children up told WSOC-TV they had not been notified of the incident.

“Wow, we weren’t notified or anything,” said Darian Murray. “As a parent you want to know every incident that takes place on the school property.”

A school spokesman said the school did not notify parents Monday because they felt the situation was under control and there was no longer a threat.

The spokesman said that the school did send out a notice to parents late Thursday afternoon, after it drew media attention.

Source: WSOC-TV

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