Elementary students arrested on weapons charges

November 25, 2009 3:47:37 PM PST
Two 3rd grade boys and a 5th grader have been arrested on charges they brought a box cutter and a knife to a Bronx school. The incident happened on Wednesday morning at P.S. 2 at 1260 Franklin Avenue.

Police said they responded to a call of a child with a knife. When NYPD arrived, School Safety Agents said they had a 9-year-old in custody who was allegedly carrying a box cutter.

As the investigation continued, NYPD officers took two additional students, ages 8 and 11, into custody and recovered a knife.

Police said the boys were plotting to assault someone.

The names of the boys were withheld due to their ages.

They are charged with conspiracy to commit a crime and criminal possession of a weapon.