Teen caught with knife at Athens school

A 14-year-old student was found in possession of a knife Tuesday morning at Coile Middle School, Athens-Clarke County police said.

The principal heard about the knife from another student, and the offender was taken by the principal from the cafeteria to his office, police said.

A search of the student’s book bag turned up a kitchen knife with a 3-inch blade, according to police.

Police said they were advised by the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice to release the student to a parent or guardian.