PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A little girl, in second grade at Mifflin Elementary School, is facing disciplinary charges after school officials said she brought weapons to the Lincoln Place School.

Mifflin School Principal Edward Littlehale sent letters home Tuesday to parents and guardians, saying the student’s belongings were searched, and two pocket knives and a metal stake were found.

School District Spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says a student tipped off a teacher, and the teacher then alerted the principal.

In the letters he sent out, Littlehale urged adults to make sure “your children don’t have access to weapons.”

One parent, who didn’t want to be identified, said he was shocked and upset by the letter, because the same thing — letters being sent home — has happened before.

The parent said, “it just seems like everything is being swept under the rug.”

Two weeks ago, an 11-year-old girl in the fifth grade at Sunnyside Elementary School in Stanton Heights allegedly brought two kitchen knives to school, after getting into a dispute with several friends on social media.

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