I.C. Norcom High student arrested for allegedly having a Samurai sword at the bus stop

Posted at 12:23 PM, Apr 29, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-30 00:32:40-04

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.