A Marshall Middle School student taken to the police department because he allegedly had a knife at school told officers he brought the weapon “by accident,” police said.
Cpl. Ralph Dudley was working school security Tuesday morning when he responded to the school at 1830 Shepherd Drive. A teacher told him that a student had a knife in his front pocket, reports state.
Police said that a coach approached the student about the knife, and that the student handed the weapon over, saying he brought it to school “by accident.”
The student was arrested and charged with carrying a weapon on school property. He was taken to the Columbus Public Safety Building, where he was finger printed, photographed and then released to his mother, police said.