Third weapons incident in two days involving Oak Ridge students

A school resource officer spotted a car not far from the school.  The SRO, along with other officers, smell marijuana coming from the car.

Devin-Jose Campone

OAK RIDGE, Tenn (WVLT) - For the third time in two days, the Oak Ridge Police Department arrested at least one high school student.

School staff called the ORPD reporting that four students at the alternative school left the campus around 8:00 a.m.

A school resource officer spotted the car not far from the school. The SRO, along with other officers, smell marijuana coming from the car.

All four students were detained and officers seized several cell phones, drug paraphernalia, controlled substances, a hatchet and a ski mask from the car.

One of the students is an adult, Devin-Jose Campone. He was arrested for possession of a controlled substance in a school zone, possession of drug paraphernalia in a school zone, possession of a dangerous weapon on school property and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

One of the juveniles was arrested for resisting a stop, frisk, halt, arrest or search.

The other two juveniles were taken to the high school administrative offices and released to school officials.

The investigation remains ongoing and no further details will be released at this time

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On Wednesday, a student within the Oak Ridge School System was arrested after police say he threatened at least one other student with a knife on a school bus.

Officers responded to the Oak Ridge Schools Transportation Department, secured the knife and launched an aggravated assault investigation.

Transportation officials say the bus driver had seized a knife from a student earlier in the day.

Oak Ridge police say they have identified the suspect and potential victims and the investigation is ongoing.

While that incident was being investigated, a school resource officer was dispatched to the high school on a report of a 17-year old student creating a disturbance.

Officers eventually determined that the student may be armed or have a weapon in his car.

The student’s car was searched and officers found a stolen, loaded .357 magnum revolver along with marijuana and more than $950 in cash.

The student was arrested and immediately taken to Juvenile Court in Clinton.


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