Students Charged After Knives Found in Backpack
BARBERTON, Ohio– A student has been charged after police said he brought knives to school.
On Tuesday morning, Barberton police said staff were notified that a student was in possession of a knife.
The Barberton High School Resource Officer discovered the 15-year-old had brought two knives to school in his backpack.
Police said the teen told school administrators and police officers that he had a plan to take over and do harm at school at some point in the future.
Further investigation revealed three other students knew about the knives and had agreed to be part of his plan.
However, police said there was no imminent threat and at no time Tuesday were any students, staff or faculty threatened or in danger.
The teen was charged with illegal conveyance of a weapon on school property, inciting to violence, aggravated riot and inducing panic.
Three other students, ages 13, 16 and 18, were charged with failure to report a crime, complicity to inciting violence and aggravated riot.
The juveniles were taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center and the adult student was booked into the Summit County Jail.