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North Harford High student arrested for bringing knife to school

An 18-year-old man from Street was charged with bringing a knife to North Harford High School Monday, the Harford County Sheriff's Office confirmed Wednesday morning.

Michael Allen Baynes, of the 4200 block of Federal Hill Road in Street, brought a small folding knife to the school and was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, Sheriff's Office spokesman Eddie Hopkins said.

A school resource officer was made aware at 8:15 a.m. that Baynes was seen walking in the lower hallway of the school instead of attending class, Hopkins said.

After Baynes was taken to the school office, "the school determined an administrative search would be conducted," Hopkins wrote in an e-mail.

"Baynes was asked to empty his pockets and upon doing so, a folding knife having a blade less than [three inches] was found," he wrote.

Maryland electronic court records show Baynes has been charged with a single count of possessing a dangerous weapon on school property,

Baynes was later released from the Harford County Detention Center on his own recognizance.

Teri Kranefeld, manager of communications for Harford County Public Schools, confirmed that Baynes is a student at North Harford and "has been appropriately disciplined," as a result of the incident.

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