Monday, December 14, 2015

Deputy arrests 17 year Missouri high school student after threat to administrator with a knife this morning.

A Pettis County School Resource Deputy arrested a 17 year old student at Smith-Cotton High School this morning following an incident where the student threatened an administrator with a knife.

The incident occurred about 9:30 this morning in a school hallway. Other students were immediately placed on lockdown in their classrooms for safety.

The deputy deployed his Taser during the arrest. A school security officer and administrators assisted during the incident.

The student was transported to the Pettis County Jail and held pending the filing of charges in the case. After he was off property, the lockdown was canceled and students were released to change classes by the end of the class period.

No other students were involved or injured during the incident.

A formal press release by the Sheriff's Office will follow

The school has resumed to normal operations. No action by the public is required.