DANBURY, Conn. (WTNH) - A 12-year-old from Danbury was arrested Monday, after police say he brought a knife to school because he wanted to kill someone.
The student brought a knife to The Broadview School in Danbury and that's all police will say at this point in the investigation.
However, the boy was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder and possession of a weapon on school grounds.
"A 12-year-old was doing that? Whoa, what are the parents thinking right up here at the middle school. That's crazy," said Anthony Priar, Danbury.
"That's crazy a 12-year-old bringing a knife to school. That is something they don't hear about especially around here," said Arisa Rodriquez, Danbury.
"Crazy, absolutely crazy. Oh my God, if my child, I wouldn't even know what to do," said Nicole Main, Danbury.
News 8 talked to the police about this and they say because a juvenile was involved, they are not going to give out a lot of information. But, they will say it happened in the middle school during school hours, and they do have school resource officers in the school system.
They say the knife was used in a threatening way, and that nobody was injured. The juvenile was taken out in handcuffs.
When asked if middle school is too young to have resource officers in it, Main said, "absolutely not, Bethel and New Fairfield have resource officers. My son goes to New Fairfield Consolidated and he has a resource officer and that is second and third grade, so if anything they need to have it. They need to have someone they can go to as well."
"Yeah they have police officers in their uniform and everything. Tazers, mace and gun, the whole nine yards, and there is usually one in the school throughout the whole day," said Rodriquez.
Monday was the last day of school at The Broadview School and now the students are on summer break.