Lebanon student admits bringing knife to school

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Lebanon High student said he brought the knife to protect himself from another student.

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A 15-year-old Lebanon High School student today admitted carrying a knife to school on Sept. 15 — which he said was to protect himself from another student.

Judge Joe Kirby accepted the admission from the student, a resident of Clearcreek Twp., and scheduled sentencing for Nov. 13. in Warren County Juvenile Court.

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“Juvenile court is all about rehabilitation,” Kirby said, while emphasizing all such school incidents are taken seriously due to violence in schools around the country.

Judge Joe Kirby talks with a 15-year-old Lebanon High School student who admitted carrying a knife to lebanon High School on Sept. 15, which the teen said was to protect himself from another student.
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Judge Joe Kirby talks with a 15-year-old Lebanon High School student who admitted carrying a knife to lebanon High School on Sept. 15, which the teen said was to protect himself from another student.

During the hearing, the boy told Kirby he brought the knife to school after another student tried to pick a fight with him and tripped him in the hall.

He will remain on house arrest while awaiting sentencing on the illegal conveyance of weapons into a school safety zone charge.

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He is serving a 45-day expulsion and attending through a program at the juvenile court complex in Lebanon.

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School officials reported finding multiple knives after students reported that they had either seen or heard about the knives.

No one was injured.

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