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Southern High School student arrested for knife, pellet gun

A 17-year-old student at Southern High School was arrested Tuesday morning after police say he was found in possession of a knife and an unloaded pellet gun.

Anne Arundel County police said a resource officer assigned to the school, in the 4400 block of Solomons Island Road in Harwood, was told at about 11 a.m. that a student was carrying a weapon and displayed it to another student.

The officer located the student in the cafeteria during lunch and found that he was carrying a knife and a CO-2 powered pellet gun, which was not loaded and had no cartridge inserted. No threats were made, and the weapon was confiscated, police said.

The student, who was not identified by police, was arrested and charged through a juvenile citation with two counts of carrying a dangerous weapon on school property.

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