Fall River Middle School student arrested for having a knife

A Fall River student is under arrest after being caught with a knife at Edmond P. Talbot Middle School.

Earlier today, the School Resource Officer assigned to the school was made aware by the school administration of a video brought to their attention which showed two Talbot students, one armed with a knife and the other armed with what appeared to be a gun. According to the police, the video was “part of a group discussion with the participants in different physical locations”.

Shelter in place was ordered by the school principal and administrators and police immediately began to investigate. Police said that although the building was closed, students were still allowed to move between classes and “disruption to learning time was kept to a minimum”.

A knife was found in the backpack of one of the students seen in the video, but after a search of the school using a police dog trained to detect firearms, no other weapons were found. was found, police said. The student’s parents, however, cooperated with police and a BB gun matching the firearm shown in the video was eventually found in the home.

Police said the student denied making threats against any specific person. The student has been placed under arrest and will be tried in juvenile court for carrying a dangerous weapon on school property and making threats. The name of the student is not disclosed.

Earlier this week, Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School was closed twice, including Wednesday when live ammunition was found in the school’s restroom.

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