Va. student arrested after bringing Samurai sword to school


A 17-year-old Virginia high school student was arrested Wednesday morning and charged for allegedly having a Samurai sword at the bus stop and making threats.

The student, who is in the 10th grade at I.C. Norcom High School, was taken into custody by a School Resource Officer after arriving at the school just after 7 a.m., WTKR TV reported.

During an administrative search of the student’s bookbag by school officials in the presence of the school resource officer, a small sword was found.

Students say they were shocked to hear that one of their classmates tried to bring a sword to school.

“I knew about it from the beginning of the morning and it kinda scared me, ” said Cassandra Tynes, a freshman at the school.

He is being charged with brandishing a bladed weapon, possession of a weapon on school property and disorderly conduct.

No one was injured.

He was turned over to the Juvenile Detention Center in Chesapeake where he will await a hearing.

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