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Student faces felony charge after bringing knife to school

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By Linda Ireland

A LaRue County Middle School student faced criminal charges, as well as school discipline, after allegedly pulling a lock-blade knife on other students at school.
Hodgenville Police Chief Steve Johnson said the student was “showing off” with the knife and “poked” a couple of students with it.
No injuries were reported.
The 13-or-14-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon on school property; wanton endangerment; and second-degree terroristic threatening. Two of the charges are class D felonies.
The school handled its part of the disciplinary procedure. The criminal case was turned over to the court-designated worker.
“By state law, the school has to contact (police) any time there is any kind of threat to harm someone at a school event or school property,” he said.
“The schools are excellent in reporting (these incidents) to us,” he said. “They want to make sure all kids are safe.”
Another student was charged with possessing a knife on school property last month. The female juvenile “pulled a knife – that was more like a key bob” on another student,” said Johnson.