A seventh-grader at Thomas Jefferson Middle School was detained on Friday
after Valparaiso Police said that he was found to have a knife in his
According to police, on Friday morning, school officials received
information from several students that a seventh-grade boy had been
displaying a large knife or dagger on the bus earlier in the day and was
believed still to be in possession of it.
The school resource officer subsequently searched the boy’s locker and a
large knife was located inside.
The student gave officials “conflicting explanations” for having brought the
knife to school, police said.
He was taken into custody on a delinquency charge of possession of a knife
on school property and transported to the Porter County Juvenile Detention