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Subject: Assault & Misconduct WeaponsDate: 09-21-2012 05:41:47
From: Juneau PoliceCase or Incident: #120921-006
Summary:On September 21, 2012 at about 11:20am, the principal of Thunder Mountain High School reported to police that a 14 year old student was in possession of a knife on school grounds.

While waiting for police to arrive, staff members of the school followed the student outside the building. Two of the staff members reported that although the student didnít brandish the knife, they were placed in fear by the studentís words and actions.

When Officers arrived, the student was found to be in possession of two small folding blade pocket knives.

The student was placed under arrest for two counts of assault in the 4th degree for exhibiting threatening behavior and two counts of misconduct involving weapons in the 4th degree for possession of the knives on school grounds. The student was lodged at the Johnson Youth Center.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***