Student charged after bringing knife to Middletown school

A Middletown teen was cited to appear in juvenile court after a knife was found in his backpack on school grounds, according to Middletown police.

Police were called to Summit Academy on Marshall Road at about 8:20 a.m. Tuesday by principal Kelly Frisby, who said she was informed the boy had a knife in his possession.

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A knife with a six-inch blade in a sheath as well as a sharpening stone were found in the 16-year-old’s backpack, according to a police report.

The teen said he had used the knife in the woods near his house and forgot it was in his backpack. However, the student had been seen with the knife that morning on the school bus, school officials said.

Because the teen cooperated, he was cited to appear in Butler County Juvenile Court on the charge of conveying dangerous weapons on school property, a fifth-degree felony.

He was released to his father.

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