Former Wakefield HS student brings knife onto campus, school principal says


RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – A former Wakefield High School student was arrested Monday morning after bringing a knife onto campus and into the media center, Principal Malik Bazzell said in a release posted on Twitter.

Wakefield High School (Photo: Wake County Public School System)
Wakefield High School (Photo: Wake County Public School System)

According to Bazzell, all students are safe and no one was injured in the incident, which occurred before school began.

The former student came onto campus, entered the media center and then displayed a knife, Bazzell said. School administrators and the Wakefield School Resource Officer responded and the former student then gave them the knife.

The former student was immediately taken out of the media center and transported to the hospital for medical evaluation, Raleigh police said.

Bazzell said the school “will continue to take every measure to ensure the safety of our students.”

Police said the former student has not been charged at this time.

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