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Updated: 9/27/2013 5:12 pm
ABERDEEN, Miss. (WTVA) -- Valerine Williams has a child who attends Shivers Middle School.

What came as a complete surprise was to learn a weapons investigation is underway at the school.

"Where can you move to feel safe while your children are at school (and) while you're working and while you're doing things? Are they really safe?"

District Conservator Mac Curlee declined to discuss the details of this incident, but he does say they will follow policy on it.

He would not discuss whether or not an eleven-year-old child showed a knife during a physical education class Thursday morning.

Curlee does say he first heard about it late Thursday.

Curlee goes on to say a violation of the district's weapons policy is considered a serious, major infraction.

While officials pursue this investigation, Aberdeen Mayor Cecil Belle is quick to remind parents to remain calm.

"They don't need to be calling in. What they actually need to do is give the school administration an opportunity to find out the facts."

Williams is anxious to find out more, but has faith in the district's leadership.

"I support the schools and I know some of the people there are great teachers and concerned about the kids and their safety."

Curlee tells WTVA the issue will be resolved shortly.
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