13-year-old and 12-year-old arrested for bringing knife to school in Putnam County

PUTNAM COUNTY, Fla. — According to a Facebook post from the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, a 13-year-old and 12-year-old student from CH Price Middle School have been arrested after bringing a knife to campus.

Witnesses told police that the 13-year-old and 12-year-old exchanged a meat cleaver in the locker room after a discussion about collecting knives, according to the Facebook post.

Administrators at the school were quickly notified about the exchange and deputies were called to campus. One of the students was removed from campus and his backpack was confiscated.

Police were able to find the knife. They believe there was no threat to the school, according to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.

Both students were arrested and charged with a third-degree felony of bringing a weapon onto the school campus.

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office says while they don’t believe the students posed a threat to the school, they take every incident involving a weapon on campus seriously. Students who bring weapons or pose a threat to a school campus will be arrested.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages parents to talk to their children about the consequences of bringing weapons and making threats to any school campus.