Lebanon student detained after knife incident at high school

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Lebanon student detained after knife incident at high school

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A 15-year-old Lebanon High School student is in the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center, charged with illegal possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.

A 15-year-old Lebanon High School student is in the Warren County Juvenile Detention Center, charged with illegal possession of a deadly weapon in a school safety zone.

The student, a resident of Clearcreek Twp., “did possess a knife and threaten other students at school” on Sept. 15 at Lebanon High School, according to a complaint filed by Officer Stephen Drake of the Lebanon Police Department.

According to court records, the student was detained after an arraignment in juvenile court on Monday.

Lawyer Mary MacPherson was appointed and he made a “denial to the allegations” during the hearing.

Judge Joe Kirby ordered a risk assessment during the detention for the student, who already was ordered to undergo counseling in a prior case.

He is scheduled to return to court on Friday, Sept. 27.

On Friday, school officials found multiple knives after students reported that they had either seen or heard about the knives, according to a media release from Superintendent Todd Yohey.

No one was injured.

The student was arrested by Lebanon police.

Principal Scott Butler contacted parents Friday afternoon about the incident, and said no students or staff were harmed.

Two other students are being disciplined for their involvement, according to Lebanon schools.

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