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North Augusta High School student arrested after bringing knife to school

Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 6:49 PM
Last updated 10:07 PM
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A North Augusta High School student was arrested Thursday after a teacher found a steak knife in her purse, police said.

Nicole Shuntara Wilson, 18, told North Augusta Public Safety she brought the knife to school after a picture of her was on a Facebook page about the school.

A teacher found the page Thursday because she was alerted there might be a fight at the school based on online information. When the teacher confronted Wilson, she found the knife in her purse.

When police confronted Wilson about the knife, she said she brought it for “protection.”

“She believed herself to be threatened based on what had transpired (online),” Lt. Tim Thornton said.

Wilson was arrested for disturbing schools, and she was released shortly after on bail.

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Asitisinaug
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Asitisinaug 01/14/12 - 01:52 am
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If you feel threatened then

If you feel threatened then go to school administrators or campus police. No excuse for every having a weapon on school grounds.

Craig Spinks
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Craig Spinks 01/14/12 - 06:09 am
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Asitisinaug, Once again,

Asitisinaug,

Once again, you're right.

In the event that a school administrator or school policeman/-woman fails in his/her duty to act to protect a threatened student, that student or his/her parents should IMMEDIATELY GO TO THE CITY POLICE OR COUNTY SHERIFF.

avidreader
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avidreader 01/14/12 - 09:04 am
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Cyber Bullying is a growing

Cyber Bullying is a growing concern with many school administrators and students. It's a genuine issue among the education community, and steps are being taken to recognize the affects and deal with this problem. I have been researching Cyber Bullying extensively, and its definately an issue to tackle.

But educators can only do so much. The children and parents have to participate in sharing information. But it appears that ignorance breeds ignorance, and many people choose to take justice into their own hands. It's all about "cred"ability. It's not a white thing or a black thing or a Hispanic thing. It's simply a cultural infestation.

It still amazes me how careless some kids can be. First, why not get mom involved (and dad if available)? Second, why not speak with a teacher or principal before an incident occurs? Pure stupidity. The sixteen-year old brain is still far from functioning at full capacity, especially the chunk that controls the reasoning process. However, this is no excuse. To purposefully bring a knife to school is a crime and should not be overlooked by the administrators and law enforcement officers that will determine Ms. Wilson's fate. And the children who posted on FB and drove Ms. Wilson to stuff a knife in her bag should be punished too.

To all the moms and dads reading my commentary, I highly suggest that you PAY ATTENTION. FaceBook is here to stay, and if you allow your child to lock the bedroom door and roam the internet at will, then you are headed for trouble at some point. Children need parental controls and this includes butting into their personal affairs.

Keep your eyes open!

swimmer
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swimmer 01/14/12 - 08:42 am
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Avidreader, while you have a

Avidreader, while you have a few valid points, was it really necessary to denigrate Miss Wilson in that manner? Some might even consider your comments cyber bullying.

avidreader
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avidreader 01/14/12 - 09:01 am
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Swimmer, your point is valid.

Swimmer, your point is valid. I apologize. I will edit my comment. Please note that I am extremely frustrated with this topic.

daphne3520
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daphne3520 01/14/12 - 12:15 pm
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First, HOW can Facebook
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First, HOW can Facebook ensure that subscribers are "college age only," They Cant!!!!!

Second, MY Grabdson was the FIRST picture on that page and he has done nothing to anyone.

Facebook VAN provide the IP number of whomever created that page and SHOULD. Then, our astute PD can trace the creator,

Willow Bailey
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Willow Bailey 01/14/12 - 01:51 pm
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We are living in a rapid,

We are living in a rapid, downhill cultural spiral. Does anybody get the message?

gimmesmoore
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gimmesmoore 01/14/12 - 02:10 pm
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Facebook was originally

Facebook was originally intended for college students. It required a college email address to sign up and then for some idiotic reason they opened it to any and all creation. I'm certainly not saying that your grandson or any other person who appeared on there is at fault. The point first and foremost is that parents should be parents and monitor their children on the internet rather than letting their children have free reign. Parents nowadays are too scared to discipline their children and then they wonder why crap like this burn book pop up.

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