Phoenix police were forced to use a stun gun to disarm a 16-year-old knife-wielding student at a Phoenix high school Thursday morning.
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Phoenix police were forced to use a stun gun to disarm a 16-year-old knife-wielding student at a Phoenix high school Thursday morning. The girl is now facing assault charges.
A police spokesman said a teacher reported a suspicious person wearing a hood over her head about 8 a.m. at North Canyon High School.
Police said they found the high school junior in the front lobby of the school with a steak knife in one hand and a bread knife in the other. She refused officers' orders to drop the knives and eventually threw one that hit an officer, who fired his stun gun and immobilized the student. The officer was not injured, according to the spokesman.
Officers found a third knife near a classroom door. Police believe it belonged to the girl as well.
Sgt. Tommy Thompson said at the same time as the officer's encounter with the girl, there was a report of a fire in a garbage can in the second floor hall. Thompson said it turned out to be a small fire.
The school was locked down until about 9:30 a.m.
Thompson said officers don't know yet why the teen threatened the officers. They believe she acted alone.
She is expected to be charged with aggravated assault on a police officer and disruption of an education facility, and be booked into the Maricopa County Juvenile Court Center.
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