Published: Jan 12, 2012 6:00 PM EST
Updated: Jan 13, 2012 4:27 PM EST

LEE COUNTY, Fla.- A 17-year-old East Lee County High School student was arrested on Wednesday for bringing a knife to school.

During a verbal altercation between two boys in the restroom, one student punched the 17-year-old suspect in the face. The suspect then pulled the blade from his pocket in return.

School security disarmed the 17-year-old after hearing commotion in the restroom.

The suspect was charged with Possession of a Weapon on School Property.