Pompano Beach student charged for bringing knife to school

POMPANO BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A South Florida student has been charged with aggravated assault after allegedly taking a knife to school in Pompano Beach that allegedly injured a classmate.

Students at Blanche Ely High School said the incident took place inside the school’s cafeteria, around 11:30 a.m. They said that it appeared that this all started with a fight on social media, and that’s when a female student brought the knife. A male student then tried to take the knife away from her.

“I was in lunch, and I walked in, and everyone was yelling and screaming,” said student Nyericka Parhm. “Then I see a girl with a knife, and I’m like, ‘Oh, what’s going on?’ and I left because I wasn’t trying to get into that. That’s all I’d seen.”

One student said these kinds of issues shouldn’t be happening at school. “It’s sad though, ’cause they’re always bringing trouble in school when they should just leave it at home or don’t even start,” said student Mackleenda Augustin.

According to deputies, the male student was cut by the knife as he tried to take it away from the subject. “He got cut in the forearm,” said one student as he pointed to his arm.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office said that injury was more of a scrape.

The administration called a code-red to put the school on lockdown for about 10 minutes.

A call went out to parents that said, “Our campus was placed on lockdown for a short period of time due to a student who brought a knife on campus. Our school staff and school resource officer responded immediately and resolved the situation.”

The female subject was taken into custody and faces an aggravated assault charge.

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