13-year-old charged with bringing knife to Warren middle school

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A fight between two students at Warren Carter Middle School sent an eighth grader to the hospital.

A 13-year-old involved in the fight was found to have a knife in his pocket. 

"We had an altercation between 13-year-old and a 14-year-old male, they got into a fistfight," said Warren Police Commissioner William Dwyer. 

On Tuesday morning one threw a pen, the other threw a cup, then they started punching. The 14-year-old had a busted lip and a broken tooth.  But the 13-year-old was found to be carrying a knife in his front pants pocket.

"There was a knife recovered from one of the young men," Dwyer said. 

"That's unacceptable," said Mary McManus, who lives near the school. 

And unacceptable with the law. That 13-year-old is now going to be charged with aggravated assault and bringing a knife to school. Both are felonies, despite the fact that the knife was never used in the fight. 
"This is the same school that we had experience with last week as far as the terrorist notes that was left with killing people," Dwyer said.

That 12-year-old is looking at 20 years in prison for making what was called a "kill list" with teachers and students on it.

Fighting in school can lead to suspension but bringing a knife to school can lead to a student being expelled.

Dwyer says both students were suspended for fighting but the school will push for an expulsion for the 13-year-old for bringing the knife to school.  

"When I went to school if kids got mad at each other, you might have a pushing match," said McManus, "The girls might not talk to each other, the guys might be a little more physical. It wasn't like this."