8th grader in custody after pulling a knife on another student in class

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LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — A 13-year-old female student at Lumpkin County Middle School is in custody today after she allegedly pulled a knife on another student in an 8th grade classroom.

The incident took place between 10:30 and 11 a.m. The classroom was evacuated and no one was injured.

The teacher was able to get the knife from the student and the School Resource Officer took possession of it.

Lumpkin County Sheriff Stacy Jarrard said, “The teacher did a great job of deescalating the situation, along with the School Resource Officer. Both sets of parents have been notified and the situation has returned to normal.”

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