Police: Knife found, student arrested at Fall River Middle School after video shot outside of school prompted shelter in place



A knife was reportedly found Thursday at a Fall River Middle School.

According to Captain Barden Castro, on Thursday, the School Resource Officer assigned to the Edmund P. Talbot Middle School was informed by school administration that a student was reporting having viewed a video of two Talbot students – one armed with a knife and the other armed with what appeared to be a firearm. The video was described as a group chat with the participants in different physical locations. Based on the information, a shelter in place order was given by the School Principal.

School Administrators and police officers immediately began an investigation. A knife was found in the backpack of one of the students seen in the video. A sweep of the building was conducted, which included the deployment of a police dog trained to detect firearms. No weapons were found in the sweep. While access to the building was closed, students were allowed to move between classes and disruption to learning time was kept to a minimum.

Castro stated that the parents of the involved student were cooperative with the investigation and a BB gun was ultimately found in the home. Investigating officers were able to identify the BB gun found as the item that appeared to be a firearm in the video.

During the course of the investigation the student denied making any threats against a particular person.

Based on the circumstances of today’s events, the student was placed under arrest and will be brought to the Juvenile Court to face charges for Carrying a Dangerous Weapon on School Grounds as well as Threats charges.

1 Comment

  1. idk

    June 11, 2022 at 11:01 am

    i am at that school what they told my mom was that it was practices but it wasn’t
    they lied to my mom and none of the kids was being quite so

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