Leesburg High School student accused of bringing knife to campus

A large knife was found in the student’s backpack

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LEESBURG, Fla. – A Leesburg High School student brought a knife and a lighter onto campus and concealed it in his backpack, police said.

Investigators said the school’s principal received a tip that the student had a lighter in his backpack, and when the school resource officer was called to search the bag, a large knife in a black sheath was also found.

Records show that the student told investigators he had been on a recent fishing trip and forgot the knife was in his backpack.

The student was arrested and is now facing charges of bringing a weapon onto school property, according to the arrest report.

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