Mars student facing weapons charge after allegedly bringing knife to school

  • In US
  • 2023-02-02 23:58:37Z
  • By WPXI

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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