Barberton: 4 students charged in school knife incident

10:35 AM, Mar 20, 2013   |    comments
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BARBERTON -- A 15-year-old Barberton High School student is facing charges after bringing two knives to school.

On March 19, staff members at the high school were notified that a student was in possession of a knife. A school resource officer began an investigation and located the 15-year-old who had brought two knives in a backpack.

According to a department written release, the teen told administrators and officers that "he had a plan to take over and do harm at the school at some point in the future."

The investigation also turned up three other students who knew of the weapons and had agreed to take part in the 15-year-old's plan.

Police say there was no imminent threat and that no one was in danger.

The 15-year-old has been charged with illegal conveyance of a weapon on school property, inciting violence, aggravated riot and inducing panic. The other teens, ages 13, 16, and 18, are charged with failure to report a crime, complicity to inciting violence and aggravated riot.

The teens were taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center. The 18-year-old has been booked into the Summit County Jail.

The students also face discipline from the school as well.


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