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Boy, 12, faces intent-to-murder charge after bringing knife on last day of school, Conn. police say

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(AP) DANBURY, Conn. - A 12-year-old Connecticut boy is charged with criminal intent to commit murder after police say he brought a knife to school, intending to harm classmates.

Police arrested the boy Monday, the last day of classes at the Broadview Middle School in Danbury, in the western part of the state.

School Superintendent Sal Pascarella told the News-Times a teacher noticed something amiss and asked to inspect the boy's backpack.

Pascarella says the 12-year-old ran into a bathroom and threw a knife out a window.

The boy's name has not been released because of his age. He is being held at a juvenile facility in Bridgeport and is scheduled to appear in court Monday.


  • Barry Leibowitz

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