17-year-old arrested after allegedly threatening school administrator with knife

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PETTIS COUNTY, Mo. — A Pettis County School Resource Deputy arrested a 17-year-old student Monday morning after the student allegedly threatened a school administrator with a knife.

Pettis County Sheriff’s Office says the alleged happened around 9:30 a.m. in the hallway of Smith-Cotton High School.

The 17-year-old was taken to the Pettis County Jail and is awaiting formal charges.

The school was placed on lockdown until the teen was off of school property.

According to Pettis County Sheriff’s Office, no other students were involved in the incident.