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Student Arrested at School Faces Felony Weapon Charge

The 16-year-old was arrested at Land O' Lakes High on Thursday for having a knife in his pocket.

A Land O' Lakes High student was arrested Thursday and charged with a third degree felony for bringing a knife to school.

According to a Pasco County complaint affidavit, the 16-year-old junior was approached by school personnel for a reasonable suspicion search.

In a "spontaneous statement," the teen admitted to having the folding knife with a serrated locking blade in his shorts pocket. According to the report, he told authorities that he sleeps with the knife in his pocket and forgot to remove it.

The teen, whose name is being withheld by Patch because of his age, was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school campus.

He was transported to the county's Juvenile Assessment Center without incident.

Jay Dusek February 09, 2013 at 03:33 PM
Stupid.........on the kid's part, but mostly on the part of administrators in, once again, demonstrating a clear lack of judgement, reason and common sense. A third degree felony? Really???
pam February 09, 2013 at 04:27 PM
Does anyone remember when all the boys carried a pocket knife to school. Oh and if they had a truck you could bet it had a baseball bat and/or a rifle. But of course the problem now is the world has gone mad.

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