The student also had a list of fellow students’ names.

North Georgia second grader suspended after taking steak knife to school

Things looked bad for a second grade student in North Georgia when he took a steak knife to school and also had a list of fellow students’ names. 

School officials stressed to AJC.com that it was not a target list, but they still took it seriously and suspended the student, Jefferson City Schools Superintendent Dr. John Jackson said.

It happened Thursday when the Jefferson Elementary School student showed the knife, which was in his bookbag, to some students. It was then reported and taken to the school’s front office, where administrators called police, Jackson said.

When police arrived, the student told them he was also a police officer, Jackson said. 

The day before, Jackson said the student had been pretending to be a police officer and was keeping a list of students to whom he had handed tickets. 

“Hopefully, we won’t have a recurrence,” Jackson said. 

After school, the student “was downtown with his mother giving tickets to people,” Jackson said. 

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