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Carmel Clay student disarms another with knife in restroom; police arrest 1

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) — A male student is facing five criminal charges after he approached a female student with a knife Thursday in a restroom at Carmel High School, police and the district said Thursday.

Police gave no information on the students involved in the incident. The male student was charged with intimidation, confinement, battery, criminal recklessness and possessing a knife on school property, Carmel Police Department said in a news release. The male student was taken to the Hamilton County Juvenile Detention Center in Noblesville, police said.

Police nor the school district have indicated if anyone was hurt in the incident.

The incident happened about 2:30 p.m., the release said. Students were kept in their classrooms until police said it was safe, said an email to parents from principal Thomas L. Harmas.

“The female student disarmed him and alerted staff,” the email said. “Administrators and police quickly identified and detained the male student.”

The release said the incident appeared to be isolated and “the victim and suspect had no prior connection. Additionally, there is no evidence to support the suspect intended any further, widespread violence on other students.”

The principal’s email added, “We want to commend the bravery of our female student that was involved. Her response and immediate reporting allowed for this event to come to a quick conclusion.”