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9/16/05-Tyler

Four Hurricane Evacuees Are Arrested At Longview High School

  Police tell us today four hurricane Katrina evacuees attending Longview High School have been arrested after allegedly bringing knives to school. "She was pushed to the locker and a knife was put to her throat," said Longview Police Officer Carlos Samples. According to police records, 17- year-olds, Kevin Lamerson and Joseph Carmen, along with two juveniles, were arrested at the school yesterday.

  Authorities say the teens brought knives to school with them. Two of them reportedly threatened students with the weapons. Authorities say the teens are evacuees, who purchased their knives at the Gregg County Fair.

  KLTV 7 News went to LISD today to find out more about what happened. Superintended, Dr. Dana Marabel, told us all she knew about the matter is what she'd read in the Longview News Journal.

  One woman we spoke with today told us she made her daughter stay home out of fear for her safety. She says other parents are doing the same.

  Longview Police wants to assure parents they can count on their children being safe at school. "If the children are worried about something, they need to call the administration and pass that information. We will handle that situation, along with the school district," said Samples.

  The mayor of Longview says the city will do everything in its power to protect the well-being of its students.

  According to police records, Kevin Lamerson remains in jail on a $10,000 bond. He was charged with aggravated assault. Carmen was charged with unlawful carrying a weapon. One of the juveniles is charged with disorderly conduct. The other is charged with aggravated assault.

Oralia Ortega reporting, ortega@kltv.com

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