(WMC-TV) – A knife was found at Munford High School around 8 a.m. Tuesday.
The knife was found after a boy reportedly threatened a girl. The school went into a brief lockdown, lasting about five minutes. Within minutes, parents were called about the incident.
"Safety is a big issue, a big issue. There's a lot of things that go on here," said parent Cimberly Howard.
"We received a message in just minutes of the incident explaining a code red and the children were safe," added parent Denise Dillon.
According to school officials, the two students at the center of the incident had been dating.
Munford High School Principal Dr. Courtney Fee says another student saw what was going on and told a teacher.
"You need to know that all of your friends, all the people in the school want to go to a safe school and this morning showed us that," said Dr. Fee.
"Our kids are good kids," said Dillon. "If they see something going down that's inappropriate, they let the faculty know straight away."
The student who had the knife was taken to the school's office. Nobody was injured.
Principal Fee says the knife incident is a zero-tolerance offense.
The big question parents have now is how the knife got inside the school.
"If a knife can go through, a gun can go through, drugs can go through, anything can happen," explained Howard.
Principal Fee says the school does not have metal detectors; she relies on staff, teachers, and students to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.
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