Two female Rossville Middle School students, ages 13 and 16, have been arrested at school for each bringing a five-inch steak knife to school Wednesday morning, according to Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson.
Rossville Middle School administrators and a Walker County Sheriff’s Office school resource officer found the knives concealed on the girls after developing intelligence information from the students’ Facebook pages late Tuesday evening of probable weapon possession and a fight, the sheriff said.
At the start of school Wednesday morning, the two girls were questioned and admitted to possessing the knives.
The 13-year-old had concealed the knife in her bra, and the 16-year-old had concealed the knife in her boot.
Both girls have been transported to the Walker County Detention Facility and will have a detention hearing Wednesday afternoon before Walker County Juvenile Court Judge F. Bryant Henry.
Both girls are currently on juvenile probation for unrelated charges.
The girls have been charged with disruption of school (a misdemeanor) and carrying a weapon on school property (a felony).
At this state of the investigation, it appears the two girls with the knives were in conflict with another group of female students, the sheriff said.