HOUSTON School is officially out for the summer in Houston and it couldn t come soon enough for some students who say they were bullied and threatened.
KHOU 11 News dug into campus records and found the most incidents involving weapons seemed to happen at Houston Independent School District middle schools.
But that was not the case for Hannah Quebodeaux, whowas just in the seventh grade when she said she was attacked and threatened by other students in the Klein Independent School District. She said she feared for her life.
When they opened their lockers could see knives, and in some of them you could see razors, she said.
That scared Quebodeaux and her mother.
It scared me to death to death because someone is going to have their kid go off to school, and they are going to go off to work and they are going to get a phone call saying your kid was killed, said Amy Quebodeaux, the girl s mother.
Amy Quebodeaux said she knows about the violence in high schools. It s been all over TV and the Internet.
But she didn t expect so many problems in middle schools.
HISD police said they ve found guns, brass knuckles and knives in classrooms where some of the district's youngest kids are attending class.
KHOU 11 News checked records for HISD the largest district in the state--- and discovered that police found at least one weapon at 11 of HISD s 201 elementary and middle schools last school year.
Only half as many were found at the district's 44 high schools. That s 17 cases of illegal weapons in 279 schools.
HISD said the district considers student safety to be its top priority and we are the only school district in America with a fully accredited police department.
School safety expert Ken Trump said it s important to have officers on all campuses.
So many of the conflicts at middle schools start from he-said she-said rumors, he said.
Quebodeaux s mother says better parenting is needed, too. For now, she s decided to school her teen at home, but ithasnot been easy.
I think what hurts the most is, I wanted her to have a social life and make friends, she said.
Her daughter said she hopes to go back to a regular school someday.