A Boone Grove High
School student was detained on Wednesday after he was found to be in
possession of a knife and alcohol on school property, the Porter County
Sheriff’s Police said.
police, on Wednesday morning a student advised Principal Clay Corman that
he’d seen a knife in the back pocket of a 16-year-old boy, after the boy’s
shirt had risen up. Corman immediately called the 16-year-old to his office,
where the boy denied having a knife.
Corman then asked
the boy to empty his pockets, at which time a pocket knife with a three-inch
blade was found in his front right trouser pocket, police said. In a
subsequent search of the boy’s backpack, a small bottle of rum was also
found, police said.
The boy, a
sophomore at BGHS, was taken into custody on delinquency charges of
possession of a knife on school grounds and minor possession of alcohol and
transported to the Porter County Juvenile Detention Center.