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Student Arrested at (Local) High School

After Early Morning Disturbance

(Bel Air, MD – October 2, 2007) — Early this morning Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 16 year old female student at Harford Technical High School located at 200 Thomas Run Road in Bel Air for Attempted First Degree Assault.

Prior to the commencement of homeroom an instructional facilitator was approached in the hallway by the 11th grade student who had just arrived on campus by bus. The student armed with a kitchen knife handed over her purse to the facilitator while mentioning she intended to harm another student. The instructional faciltator and a teacher followed the student down the hallway yelling for her to drop the knife. The student ignored the demands and continued down the hallway. The school officials then grabbed the subject’s arm and managed to take the knife away from her. As a result of the school officials actions no harm came to the intended victim. The female student was escorted to the office where the school resource officer was notified.

Deputies determined through investigation that the female student had a disagreement with a fifteen year old student where text messages were exchanged by cell phone.

The 16 year old female was charged as juvenile with Attempted First Degree Assault, Reckless Endangerment, Possession of a Deadly Weapon on School Property, and Disturbance of School Operations. The female was released to the custody of her parents pending her arraignment through the Department of Juvenile Justice.