Cascade Middle School student detained after pulling knife on classmate

A 14-year-old student at Cascade Middle School in Clayton was taken into police custody after pulling a knife on another student, according to the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies were called to the middle school around 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Police say the male student pulled out a knife in the classroom and used it to cut another male classmate.

The victim was treated for superficial wounds by school personnel.

 “It was an isolated incident between two students,” said Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Jim Yetter.

Deputies say it’s still unclear what led to the incident. The student was detained and taken into police custody.

The student will be charged with aggravated battery and having a knife at school, according to Lt. Yetter.

The school was on lockdown for about five minutes and then resumed operations. 

Cascade Middle School is part of the Mill Creek School Corporation in Hendricks County. 

District leaders are working with police and take school security very seriously.

“The student is being addressed accordingly through our School Resource Officer and the Hendricks County Sheriff’s Department to the fullest extent of the law and our student code of conduct expectations,” said Mill Creek School Corporation Superintendent Jim Dagostino. “The student will be suspended and recommended for expulsion.”

“All other students at CMS are safe and secure. Again, two students were involved in the incident and their parents have been notified. Student safety is always our #1 priority.

Thanks for all you do to provide support, insistence, and high expectations,” said Diagostino in a prepared statement about the incident.