easy child is in grade 6. A boy in her class today brought out a pocket knife in the school yard and was showing it to easy child and another boy. He wasn't using it in anger but she was scared since this boy has a history of anger issues and physical incidents. She didn't know what to do. She came home from school and told me right away and asked me to do something. I told her I was proud of her and we discussed what to do (and not do) if something like this occurs in the future. I contacted her school secretary whom I've known now for about 14 years, since Matt started JK. She will pass the information to the principal and she will decide what action to take. I was able to assure easy child that nobody would be told that she was the one who brought it to their attention. Like any school, there is a zero tolerance policy. This school tends to not be very great at enforcement for minor things that other schools go over the top about (normal kids stuff that we all did as kids). But they are very strict for more serious infractions. I have confidence the school will handle this in manner correct to the situation. I just can't believe any kid at this age would be so foolish. I'm very proud of my easy child for coming to me right away. I'm also glad she and I could then discuss how to handle it in the future. She just had no idea what to do at that moment. She just went "oh yeah" and found a reason to go to a group of kids nearby to "mingle" to get away from him. She didn't feel threatened as he was more bragging about his knife than anything. But she knows how not okay it is to bring a weapon to school and I think she did the right thing in not pointing it out to him. We discussed how if it happened again, she could do as she did, but then find a discreet way to speak to someone on staff. I even suggested if she felt very uncomfortable she could write it in a note and put it on the teachers desk if that made it more comfortable for her.