There's a zero tolerance policy when it comes to weapons on Houston County school grounds.
A mother of a middle school student thought she was doing the right thing for reporting an incident, but had no idea it would mean consequences for her daughter.
"After I lectured my daughter I thought the responsible thing for me to do as a parent would be to take the knife back to the school to let them know that weapons are coming into the school system," said Rickayla Jackson.
Jackson's daughter Domanique thought she was doing her friend a favor when she agreed to hold onto a pocket knife.
"She asked me to hold a knife for her because she was afraid she was going to get called into the office about an eraser burn so me trying to be a good friend, I took the knife," said 13-year-old Domanique Jackson.
When her mom saw the knife at home, she immediately took it to the school. However, Jackson had no idea her daughter would receive more than ten days of in-school suspension.
"I could not understand how they could suspend my daughter from school when they did not find her in possession of a knife at school," said Jackson.
Houston County Superintendent Dr. Robin Hines says, "It's a big deal to us and we take it very seriously, it's a minimum of a year expolsion from the school system, but of course that can be adjusted from a case by case basis."
Cases of weapons on campus aren't frequent at all, according to Dr. Hines. However, he says if a student knows of a weapon on campus he or she needs to report it to an adult immediately.