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Hearing set for suspended Clarksville student

CLARKSVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A Clarksville student who was suspended for having a knife in a car that he drove to school is trying to get administrators to change their mind and let him go back to class.

The Northeast High School senior drove his father's car to school, and campus security found a fishing knife inside the vehicle while conducting a random search.

David Duren-Sanner told officials he had no idea the fishing knife was in the car and that his father is a commercial fisherman.

The school decided to suspend him for 10 days and remanded him to 90 days at an alternative school.

The student's grandmother, Peggy Daren, wrote the following on Facebook: "I am just devastated as to what this may do to this promising young man's future."

An online petition on Change.org has collected 14,000 signatures in support of the school dropping the punishment.

The school hearing for Duren-Sanner will be happening Wednesday at 11 a.m.

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