Columbus student threatened staff with knife after cell phone taken away, says police

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COLUMBUS, Ind. (Feb. 13, 2015)— A student at Columbus East High School was arrested earlier this week after police said he threatened staff with a pocket knife.

Jacob TJ Acton, 18, was arrested on preliminary charges of possession of a knife on school property and intimidation with a deadly weapon.

Police said around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, the school’s resource officer responded to a classroom in regards to a disturbance. The officer reported Acton was seated in the classroom, holding a folding pocket knife. According to staff members, Acton became upset after his cell phone was taken away and allegedly pulled out the knife and made threats.

The officer was able to take the knife from Acton and immediately took him into custody without further incident. Police said there were no other students in the classroom at the time of the incident.

Acton was taken to the Bartholomew County Jail.