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Teen brings knife to Bremerton High School

A police officer was called to Bremerton High School Sept. 16 after it was reported that a student brought a knife, baseball bat and marijuana pipe to school.

The incident was reported at 8:21 a.m. and the 19-year-old became “agitated” and left the school before an officer arrived. The officer found the 19-year-old in the area of 12th Street and Sidney Avenue and transported him back to the school to speak with school officials.

The school’s assistant principal said the 19-year-old is not registered for classes this year and comes to school to eat, adding that he stays in a classroom part of the day but does not do coursework.

The 19-year-old said he has no place to live and sleeps outside at times so he keeps the knife and bat for protection. He added that the knife belonged to his father. The assistant principal prepared a trespass form since the teen is not a student and the officer issued it to the 19-year-old.

The teen said he understood that he is not allowed on school property until the school district lifts the trespass. The officer returned the knife and bat to the teen and transported him to Coffee Oasis. The marijuana pipe was placed into evidence for destruction.

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