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Police: Teenager tried to stab officer during fight at Baton Rouge charter school Thursday
BATON ROUGE - A teenage girl reportedly attacked a police officer with a knife after the officer intervened in an on-campus fight Thursday.
The encounter happened after 1 p.m. at IDEA Bridge Academy, a charter school on North Airway Drive. The Baton Rouge Police Department said the 15-year-old tried to stab the officer while police were trying to detain some of the "aggressive" students involved.
The teenager told police that she brought the weapon to school planning to stab another student.
She was booked into the juvenile detention center on charges of aggravated assault of a police officer, carrying a dangerous weapon on school property and resisting an officer.
Read the statement from IDEA Public Schools below.
At IDEA Public Schools, the safety of our students is our top priority. IDEA Bridge College Preparatory staff are investigating an altercation that occurred during lunch period. During the incident, an individual pulled out a knife and attempted to harm a campus resource officer who was attempting to break up the fight. No students or staff were injured. The individual was arrested and is no longer on campus. We are fully cooperating with local authorities. As this is an ongoing investigation, we cannot comment further. All further questions should be directed to the appropriate law enforcement agency.
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