2 students arrested in another knife incident at Santa Rosa high school, police say
SANTA ROSA, Calif. - Over the weekend two students were arrested in another knife incident at a Santa Rosa school, police said.
Authorities said a social media post involving weapons on campus alerted staff Friday at Montgomery High School, where less than two weeks ago, a 16-year-old boy was fatally stabbed.
When school officials got word of the post and questioned a 15-year-old about it, he allegedly passed an object to a 17-year-old male student, police said.
MHS staff confiscated the object, which was a 4-inch folding-style locking knife, according to authorities.
The two students were brought to the MHS administrative office and while they were searching the 17-year-old student's backpack, they allegedly found a fixed-blade knife that was almost 8 inches long.
Both students were sent home with their parents, officials said.
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Police got a call from a parent at 4:40 p.m. who got a letter about the incident.
Then, a MHS administrator called police at 8:30 p.m. and gave them the knives.
The students were arrested Saturday for felony possession of a weapon. Their names were not released, and it's unknown why they brought the knives to campus.
At the request of Superintendent Anna Trunnell, a police officer was assigned to be on campus Monday and Tuesday for a so-called "test run" in bringing back campus police permanently.