A Yorkville Middle School student was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon after a pocket knife was found in the student's backpack.
According to a statement issued by the Yorkville Police Department, officers were called to the school after school officials conducted a search of a 13-year-old juvenile student's backpack at 2:15 p.m., Dec. 6, and discovered a folding knife in the backpack.
Police determined that the student never displayed the knife or threatened students or staff.
The student was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon by a minor, a Class A Misdemeanor, and was transferred to the Juvenile Justice Center in St. Charles.
This is the fourth reported incident at Yorkville Middle School in recent weeks. On Nov. 18, two students were charged with battery following a physical altercation on school grounds. On Nov. 7, a student was charged with felony aggravated battery after allegedly threatening a fellow student with a pencil. On Nov. 6, a student was charged with aggravated assault, after allegedly threatening another student.