Boy, 12, brings BB gun, knives to school

A 12-year-old boy could face a criminal charge for bringing a BB gun and knives to school Jan. 10, according to court documents.

An administrator at Oak Harbor Intermediate School reported the incident to the police after the weapons were confiscated and the boy was sent home; the weapons included a BB gun, five knives and two multi-tools with knife blades, the police report states.

The boy, who is not being named because he is a minor, showed the weapons to other students and at least one of them reported it to a teacher. A student said the boy “poked” him with a knife, causing him to bleed and leaving a mark about the size of a bee sting, the officer wrote.

The boy later told police that he brought the items to school just to show his friends.

He admitted he bought the weapons on Amazon without his mother’s permission, the report states.

The boy was arrested on suspicion of assault in the second degree and possession of a dangerous weapon at school, court documents state.

The school sent out a notice to families about the incident with a reminder that schools are weapon-free zones.

“In addition to any criminal charges, students who bring weapons to school are subject to disciplinary action in accordance with school district policies and state law,” the notice stated.

“Providing a safe and secure learning environment is the top priority of our district and we take these incidents very seriously.”

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