Vero Beach teacher threatened with knives during class at Vero Beach High School

Teen arrested

VERO BEACH, Fla. - A freshman threatened a Vero Beach High School teacher with two knifes during class Thursday morning, according to an affidavit.

The 16-year-old was charged with felony aggravated assault on a school board employee. The Indian River County Sheriff's Office took the teenage into custody and placed him at the Juvenile Justice Center in Fort Pierce.

The incident happened about 7 a.m. during a class, the affidavit states. The teacher told deputies the teen was having a conflict with another student. When the teacher intervened, the teen became irate and threatened to use a gun to kill everyone in the class, according to the affidavit. No gun was found.

He briefly left the classroom, returned and pulled a knife out of one of the classroom drawers, the affidavit states.

The teacher ordered the rest of the students out of the class, he told deputies. The teen reached for another knife, which was 12 inches long, according to the affidavit. The teacher told deputies he was able to calm the boy down to the point that he dropped the knife and left the classroom.

No further information was released. This story will be updated when additional details are available.

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