School, police investigate knife at Warren Harding

police investigating knife at warren, ohio high school

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Police arrested a 14-year-old student at Warren G. Harding Tuesday after school leaders said the girl brought a knife to class.

“With this incident, the administration was directly involved, they contacted one of our (school resource officers) and the matter quickly became a police matter in addition to a school matter,” Warren City Schools Superintendent Steve Chiaro said.

Police said the girl was already a suspect in a more serious crime.

“Over the weekend, we had a juvenile female, felonious assault against a juvenile male, by stabbing him with a knife in the chest,” Warren Police Detective Nick Carney said.

A 17-year-old boy was taken to the hospital early Saturday morning. He told nurses his 14-year-old girlfriend stabbed him after an argument at her Linda Drive home.

“He was ultimately transported to Akron Children’s (Hospital) due to the severity of the injury,” Carney said. “As of right now, from what I’m hearing, he’s doing fine.”

Police don’t know if the knife used in the stabbing Saturday is the same one they found at Harding Tuesday.

“It was taken into evidence, we’re going to process it and see what we get back on it,” Carney said.

As for the 14 year old girl, she’s facing two felony charges in family court. Police said she did not tell them why she brought the knife to school.

“We already had enough evidence to charge her with felonious assault,” Carney said. “And being caught with a weapon on school premises, to charge her with that at that time, she didn’t want to talk to police and she was transported to JJC.”

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