A frightening situation for students at a Hillsboro school occurred when officials say a classmate showed up on campus with a box cutter.
Hillsboro School District officials said it happened Thursday morning at Lincoln Street Elementary just as classes were getting ready to start.
They said the boy who brought the weapon is in the third grade and even made threats about using the weapon.
Officials said some of the boy's classmates who saw the box cutter quickly reported it to administrators.
District officials said the student first showed the box cutter to other students on the bus ride to school.
They said the boy told others on the bus that the box cutter would come in handy if he needed to kill people.
Officials said the boy then took the weapon on the campus and showed it to others.
A mom who didn't want to be identified told Fox 12 her son saw the boy with the box cutter and reported it to school administrators.
"I was really proud of him for it because I know some kids might not have said anything. They might not want to get their friend in trouble because the kid was in his class," said the concerned parent.
The school district said it considered this a ‘low level' threat and it looked at a long list of factors to determine how to react to the incident.
The district originally only notified the parents of the students who saw the weapon, but on Friday afternoon, the district said it was calling all parents to notify them of what happened.
"I think it is an issue they should have addressed. You know, there are probably hundreds of kids in that school and technically, it could have been a very serious situation," said the concerned parent.
The school district said that the boy who brought the box cutter could either be suspended or expelled all together.
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