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SHS Student Arrested For Bringing Knife To School

A 16-year-old was arrested after he displayed a knife he had in his coat.

A Stonington High School student is facing several charges after he brought a knife to school this morning.

According to Stonington Police Captain Jerry Desmond, at around 7:40 a.m. two students at Stonington High School got into an argument. One of the students, a 16-year-old male, displayed a knife he had in the coat. Desmond said the student never took the knife out of the coat, but that several students that were in the area at the time reported seeing the knife to school administration officials. The school administration detained the student and called the police.

The 16-year-old was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds, threatening, breach of peace, carrying a dangerous weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lynn December 21, 2012 at 04:00 AM
Oh, thank you! That really does relieve some of the fear. He's not the only one and never will be, but if we set examples and stick with the rules, maybe it will help.
Lynn December 21, 2012 at 04:05 AM
No, my kid does not bully. He was bullied most of his life. The threaten was not at my kid, but at one of his friends and it was racially motivated. Yes, my child is precious, but by no means perfect and he does not bully. The only thing he has ever done is stick up for ones who are being bullied. Why did your kid bring the knife to school to begin with? Not just a knife, but a machete type of knife. If he is feeling bullied or threatened, he needs to tell someone. We even brought ours to counseling to know how to cope. It does help even if its just to have a 3rd party to talk to. Counseling does not have to be aimed AT him, but AT those he's feeling threatened by.
ElleT December 21, 2012 at 02:49 PM
My daughter is an SHS student. I'm glad she had no idea this incident took place at school, but more important if not for this article, & one in The Day, I would have had NO idea anything happened at her school today. I did NOT receive a robocall from the Superintendent, nor any sort of email from the school. I am surprised they didn't send out some sort of information letting parents know that the situation happened, was under control, etc. This is not the sort of information I like to find out from the news or the gossip mill. I'm happy the situation is contained, I hope ALL the children involved get the help & guidance they need. In today's climate, I wish they school would keep us better informed.
dena December 22, 2012 at 07:54 PM
My daughter is not known to "bully" & unfortunately has been on the receiving end of the bullying and further more, this kid has been known to be a bully himself!! Additionally, he more than holds his ground when students have verbally attacked him. Make all the excuses you'd like- he was in the wrong. And before you question my parenting, how the heck did he get his hands on a machete?!? And if his home life is lacking in quality, why is DCF not involved? The kid is trouble. Period. The root of the issue is NOT my comments AFTER the fact that he pulled a machete. (The word knife definitely down plays the event.) As to why my daughter was not in class; she was on her way to the office as an errand to the teacher. But hats irrelevant, as my child & every child in that building should feel safe to walk the hallways!!!!
Bethany Guthrie Martell December 26, 2012 at 06:57 PM
A machete, Dena? Where the heck are you getting your info, cus its wrong. Who said his home life is lacking? Are you making stuff up as you go along or what? Again, YOU DON'T KNOW THIS KID so maybe you should keep your opinions to yourself. If your daughter is anything like you, she probably is known to be bully, having learned it from YOU!

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