Portsmouth, Va. - A 17-year-old I.C. Norcom High School student was arrested Wednesday morning and charged for allegedly having a Samurai sword at the bus stop and making threats.
The student, who is in the 10th grade, was taken into custody by a School Resource Officer after arriving at the school just after 7:00 a.m.
During an administrative search of the student’s book-bag by school officials in the presence of the School Resource Officer, a small sword was found.
I.C. Norcom High School students say they were shocked to hear that one of their classmates tried to bring a sword to school.
"I knew about it from the beginning of the morning and it kinda scared me, " said Cassandra Tynes, a Freshman at the school.
He is being charged with brandishing a bladed weapon, possession of a weapon on school property and disorderly conduct.
No one was injured.
He was turned over to the Juvenile Detention Center in Chesapeake where he will await a hearing.
Additional information will be posted as it becomes available.