A Mars high school student was charged with bringing a knife to school.
An Adams Township police officer working as the school resource officer received a complaint Wednesday about Joseph Cotte-Rocco, 18, bragging about having a knife and burning the building down, according to the complaint. The officer found a knife with a five-inch blade in Cotte-Rocco's hoodie pocket, the complaint states.
According to a letter posted to the district's website, there was never a threat to anyone's safety and classes were not disrupted.
Cotte-Rocco was charged with possessing a weapon on school property.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 21.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.
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