School Looks Into Student’s Dagger

It’s a situation Plymouth Canton Schools haven’t dealt with before, but it has some parents concerned.

A fourth grader at Bentley Elementary wore a Sikh ceremonial dagger to school, according to Plymouth-Canton Schools spokesman Frank Ruggierello

“Every baptized Sikh male wears this from the time they’re baptized throughout their entire life,” Ruggierello said. “It is worn underneath the clothing and it does look much like a dagger, but I can assure you that our principal did examine it and did speak with the family and there’s not a sharp edge on it.”

Ruggierello says the dagger is about 4-5 inches long and is called a Kirpan. He says they are consulting their attorneys and the boy’s family and will make a decision this coming week.


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