FORT PIERCE — A 14-year-old student at Fort Pierce Magnet School of the Arts who complained about bullying was charged with possession of a razor knife at school on Wednesday, according to police reports.
The boy was taken to the Juvenile Assessment Center in Fort Piece at 2:24 p.m.
A teacher spotted the knife on him in a classroom but the student said he didn't know he had it in his pocket.
Police quoted the boy as saying he was angry with two boys because they have been bullying him for two years.
"He was tired of feeling bad about what other students say and do to him. He got mad and yelled at them about the remarks they were making against him ... then he walked away from them," according to a police report that referenced an incident witnessed by a school custodian at the school in the 1100 block of Delaware Avenue.
A teacher said he saw the shiny blade in the student's hand in a classroom and that the student refused to hand it over. The teacher ordered the other students out and told them to go to lunch.
The boy gave the blade to school officials without hesitation, according to the police report. Scripps Treasure Coast Newspapers customarily does not name juveniles accused of crimes but does name some juveniles depending on the seriousness of the crime, their age, aggravating circumstances and other factors.