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Authorities: Onslow student sold homemade weapons to classmates

Posted March 31, 2011 9:52 a.m. EDT
Updated March 31, 2011 2:02 p.m. EDT

— An Onslow County fourth-grader has been suspended and faces criminal charges after school officials found several homemade weapons in school, authorities said Thursday.

The student at Morton Elementary School in Jacksonville disguised the knife-like weapons inside felt-tip pens and Crayola markers, Onslow County Sheriff Ed Brown.

Three of the weapons were sold to another boy and girl in class for $5 each before school officials discovered the scheme last week, Brown said. There was no indication that anyone intended to use the weapons, he said.

The other two students also have been suspended and face juvenile charges in the case.