Four charged after student carries knives into Barberton High School

Beacon Journal staff report

BARBERTON: Three juveniles and an 18-year-old face criminal charges after a boy brought two knives to Barberton High School in a backpack Tuesday.

During their investigation, Barberton police say, a 15-year-old told officers and school administrators he planned to “take over” and “do harm” at the school at some point in the future.

He has been charged with bringing a weapon onto school property, inciting to violence, aggravated riot and inducing panic.

The three other students, ages 13, 16 and 18, whom police said were aware the 15-year-old had the knives, are charged with failure to report a crime, complicity to inciting violence and aggravated riot.

The juveniles were taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center; the adult student was booked into the Summit County Jail.

Police said there was no imminent threat and at no time were any students, staff or faculty threatened or in danger.


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