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Authorities: Ohio boy took knives to school, planned to 'take over'

BARBERTON, Ohio — Authorities in northeast Ohio say there was no imminent threat when a boy brought two knives to school in a backpack.

Police say the 15-year-old told officers and school administrators he planned to “take over” and “do harm” at the school at some point in the future.

He has been charged with bringing a weapon onto school property, inciting violence, aggravated riot and inducing panic.

Two other juveniles and an 18-year-old face criminal charges following the incident Tuesday at Barberton High School near Akron.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports police say the two other juveniles and the 18-year-old knew the boy had knives. They are charged with failure to report a crime, complicity to incite violence and aggravated riot.

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