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      Kearney Superintendent Addresses Safety Procedures

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      A Horizon Middle School student has been accused of bringing a knife to school on Monday, and now he faces a possible suspension.

      The 13–year–old boy is accused of making a threat through a text message to two other Kearney boys.

      The Kearney police incident report says a knife was located on the 13–year–old's backpack.

      Kearney Superintendent Dr. Brian Maher informed NTV that safety is Kearney Public Schools is their number one concern.

      Maher addressed the punishment for any student who brings a weapon to school.

      "Any student who would be in that position would face the harshest penalty we can look at," said Maher.

      Kearney Public Schools look at long term suspension or expulsion when it comes to a student bringing a weapon to school.

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