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Parents Want School To Expel 1st-Grader For Allegedly Stabbing, Choking Students

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Parents lined up at Fremont Elementary School on Thursday evening to voice their concerns about what they say is a violent threat to their kids right in their own classroom: a first-grade boy we’ll call “John”.

While the meeting called specifically to address the boy was moved to Jan. 21, parents at this Montebello primary school have called on administrators to remove John for allegedly stabbing a fellow first-grader before the Christmas holiday break.

John reportedly used a pocket knife in the attack, but the principal maintains it was merely a pair of tweezers.

Parents say the alleged victim never returned to school, but it’s unclear why.

John, who reportedly comes from the same family as one of the teens who was recently killed on a Montebello overpass in a train collision, is also accused of choking at least one other student at the school.

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