Teen Found With Deadly Weapon at High School
A 15-year-old Stow-Munroe Falls High School student was caught with a 13-inch knife at school on Feb. 1.
Many questions remain after a 15-year-old Stow-Munroe Falls High School student was found in possession of a large knife on Friday.
According to a Stow police report, the teenage boy was caught after a fellow student submitted an anonymous tip to the high school's resource police officer, Barry Smith.
Assistant principals Amanda Murray and Mark Treen were alerted, and Treen escorted the student to Smith's office.
After being instructed to empty his pockets, the student pulled out a 13-inch knife outfitted with a 6-inch blade, said Stow Police Lt. Michael Titus.
When questioned, the student said he purchased the knife online and planned to sell it to another student at school, according to police.
Titus said the student posed no immediate threat.
The student was taken to the Stow Police Department and released to a grandparent.
He was charged with illegal conveyance or possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone and will appear in Summit County Juvenile Court, said Titus.
If the student had been an adult, the charge would have been considered a fifth-degree felony.
The Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools district declined to comment on the extent of disciplinary measures that will be taken against the teen.