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Officials: Student brings knife to school

School officials learned of the threat and questioned the student. School officials learned of the threat and questioned the student.
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Lee High School student was taken into custody after officials said they found a knife in his backpack.

School officials said they learned of the threat October 4.

When the student arrived on campus, he was questioned and searched. School officials found the knife and took the student into custody.

The school district confirmed the student was taken into custody by school leaders before he ever made it on campus with the knife.

The district said when they learned about the threat, they immediately launched an investigation.

They took the student to the office last Thursday, questioned him, searched his backpack, and that's when they discovered the knife.

The district won't confirm the student's age.

Huntsville City Schools Superintendent Dr. Casey Wardynski said the district did everything right when responding to the threat. 

"There are layers of security at the door, layers of security inside, there are humans inside looking at those types of things, and we have people watching the internet. When we see anything that might be a threat to our kids, we take immediate action," he said.

It is unknown if the threat was made towards another student or the school in general.

The student was suspended.

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