HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – An 18-year-old student was arrested at Central Dauphin East High School after a loaded handgun was found in his backpack, police said.
Jason Knoble Jr. was arrested at the high school Thursday morning. He faces charges including aggravated assault, possession of a weapon on school property, and receiving stolen property.
Knoble had been called to an assistant principal’s office for questioning because school officials suspected he had a gun. A district spokeswoman said he allegedly was involved in an incident with a gun that occurred off school property.
When the officials tried to search Knoble and his backpack, he fought with them and tried to leave the office, Lower Paxton Township police said.
After Knoble was restrained by a principal, district security, and a juvenile probation officer, the stolen 9mm handgun was found in his bag, authorities police said. Police were called and removed him from the school.
Central Dauphin spokeswoman Shannon Leib said the situation was confined to the office. She said no classes were disrupted.