By DAVE MUNDAY

dmunday@postandcourier.com

A Dorchester County third-grade student was suspended Wednesday morning after showing a tool with blades to students on a bus, District 2 officials said.

The student was on a bus for Fort Dorchester Elementary School, district spokeswoman Pat Raynor said, Another student reported it to the assistant principal when the bus arrived at school, and the tool was confiscated.

A school resource officer investigated, the student was suspended, and other disciplinary actions will be considered., Raynor said.

A district safety official described the device as a Leatherman tool, she said.

"It's a reminder to parents and students that there are serious repercussions for bringing anything that could be used as a weapon," Raynor said.

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