Post Falls student arrested for bring knives to school, parents not notified


by Chris Nguyen &

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 6:48 PM

Updated Thursday, May 24 at 7:02 PM

POST FALLS-- A north Idaho high school student was arrested for bringing a pair of knives to campus and some parents want to know why they were never told.

One mom spoke to KREM 2 and says there was a lack of communication between parents and staff. The superintendent says there was never a threat to students.

Police responded to Post Falls High School Friday morning after learning a student had brought weapons to campus.

Officers found knives in the juvenile's possession, which is classified as a misdemeanor violation.

The student was eventually placed under arrest, but parents at the school weren't told about the incident.

Thursday, we met up with one parent who says just days before the arrest her own child was assaulted by the very same classmate.

She questions how the district handled the matter "who knows what could've happened... It could've been a whole lot worse."

We spoke to Superintendent Jerry Keane who says school communication letters are sent out on a situational basis.

In this specific case, he says that district officials as well as post falls police determined there was no immediate threat to students. "We’re not in a position to do anything other than take action in these cases unless we have information that leads us to believe that there is a threat, but in this case, there was no credible threat to any child or staff member."

He says the district would never put kids in harm's way and wants to ensure parents that safety is always on his mind.

Police tell us the case remains under investigation...

We’re told the student has been suspended and by state law, faces a one-year expulsion.