Student suspended after bringing knife to Sunrise high school

SUNRISE, FLA. (WSVN) - A high school student has been arrested after he brought a knife on campus.

Eighteen-year-old Maurice Peterkin faced a judge Thursday, charged with possession of a weapon on school property.

The knife was allegedly found in his bag at Piper High School.

Police said Peterkin told them he carried the knife in order to protect himself.

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