CLEVELAND -

A knife was found in the backpack of a fourth grader at a Cleveland ISD elementary school.

In a letter sent home to parents, Northside Elementary School principal Ed Husk said the boy brought the knife to show to his classmates, and at no point were students or staff members threatened.

Per district police, the boy will be suspended for three days and he must serve a mandatory 30-day placement in Disciplinary Alternative Education Program.

Officials said the incident was dealt with in a serious manner and the appropriate steps were taken by the Cleveland ISD Police and Cleveland ISD administration to follow all established protocols.

“We know you want us to be diligent in our effort to keep all students safe from any threat in our school district,” wrote Husk. “We will also try to keep you informed of anything that rises to the level of a serious nature.