PEMBROKE PINES, FLA. (WSVN) - A middle schooler caused concern on campus when he was found with knives and much more in his possession.

A student at Walter C. Young Middle School in Pembroke Pines told a teacher that another student had a slingshot.

The resource officer was notified of the incident and upon finding the boy, he searched him and found four knives and two rocks inside the student’s backpack.

“You don’t know what would have happened if they didn’t, find them,” said a student. “Seemed like a normal regular kid, with friends. Like you would have never thought that he would bring four knives to school.”

The student was taken into custody, and now he’s been charged with possession of weapons on school property.

“Every threat that the district receives or that is reported to us, we take those very seriously. We partner with our local law enforcement, sometimes partnering up to the FBI, in order to track down who are making these threats and where did they originate from,” said Broward Interim Superintendent Vicki Cartwright.

No threats were related to the incident. The school was not placed on lockdown at any point.

The boy will likely face a judge Friday.

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