High School student arrested for brandishing knife, threatening classmate

On Monday, September 13, 2022, a student at Choctawhatchee High School was taken into custody after a classmate reported that he threatened her verbally and with a pocketknife. 

The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office has charged the 15-year-old with possession of a weapon on school property and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

According to a report from the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office, the victim says the suspect told her he should kill her “but it’s stupid“, then pulled a pocket knife out of his waistband, opened it, and waved it under the table. She says she felt threatened by his actions.

  • The male student admitted to the School Resource Officer that he did brandish the knife.

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