Cypress Lake High teen accused of holding knife to school mate's throat

A 14-year-old is accused of holding a knife to a fellow student's throat in the court yard of a south Lee County high school.

Before class, a group of students gathered Thursday in the court yard of Cypress Lake High School, 6750 Panther Lane. According to a Lee County sheriff arrest report, the students were discussing the video game "Call of Duty" when one of them walked behind the victim, held a knife to his throat and said, " What about Call of Duty when you have a knife to your throat?" The teen put the knife away and briskly walked away from the group, the arrest report said.

Witnesses say the victim said nothing to the other student, and that his actions seemed unexpected and unprovoked. A friend of the student said he had cut his thumb on the blade of the knife and showed her. She told deputies she was not surprised since he routinely carried the knife while at school.

Deputies say the victim did not sustain any injuries, but was extremely nervous and scared he would be cut or injured. He said he didn't tell anyone at school in fear of retaliation, but later told his mother who informed the school.

Reports say school administrators located a silver 5 1/2 inch folding knife in the teen's book bag. He was arrested Friday at the school and is facing charges of possession of a weapon on school property and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

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