(Memphis) A 12-year-old Colonial Middle School student was arrested for bringing a knife to school Monday.
The boy hid the knife up his sleeve, and said he brought it for protection.
He was taken from the school to juvenile court.
There have been numerous guns and several knives found at Shelby County Schools this year.
Last Tuesday, one person was taken into custody after a knife was found at Munford High School.
On February 13, a Kirby High School student was caught bringing a knife into the school when he went through the metal detector.
A Keystone Elementary student brought a knife to school on January 29th.
On January 23, a Wooddale High student was arrested for possession of a gun on campus after another student alerted the school resource officer.
A student at A.B. Hill Elementary School was found with a knife January 15.
A 16-year-old Bartlett High School student was arrested January 10 when a .32 caliber semi-automatic pistol was found in the student’s waistband. The student was also in possession of 1.1 grams of marijuana.