A Pasco Middle School student was arrested Tuesday after a knife was found in the pocket of his shorts, according to the Dade City Police Department.
Officers responded to Pasco Middle School, 13925 14th St., just before 9 a.m. to investigate a theft.
As they questioned a 13-year-old student about the theft, they found a 9-inch butterfly knife in his right pocket, the arrest report said. Prior to the student’s arrest, other students told authorities they saw the teen with the knife, according to police.
The juvenile was arrested and charged with possession of a weapon on school grounds. He was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center at the Land O’ Lakes Jail.