WARETOWN, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two 12-year-old girls in New Jersey were facing charges Monday, after they allegedly brought a knife and scissors to the school and threatened a male student.
The incident happened this past Thursday at Frederic A. Priff Elementary School in Waretown, Ocean County.
Investigators said while the girls were riding the bus to school, one of them took out an 11-inch kitchen knife from her backpack and cut the rear bus seat.
Both girls told police they were mad at the 12-year-old boy because he did not want to be friends anymore.
“On the way to school, the one child was brandishing a knife and showed the alleged victim the knife,” said Ocean Township police Chief Gerhard Frenz.
Both girls were released from custody to their parents after being charged with making terroristic threats. They also face disciplinary action from the school.
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