|Published:||Feb 24, 2014 10:30 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 25, 2014 5:12 AM EST|
LEHIGH ACRES, FL.--Another East Lee County High School student was arrested for bringing weapons to school.
Friday morning deputies say a 17-year old was caught with a box cutter in his front pocket an two, sharp, 4 inch Chinese throwing knives.
Some East Lee Students tell WINK News that the problem is getting worse.
Just the day before, another underage teen was arrested after deputies say he stashed a .38-caliber handgun in his pocket.
"There is kids messing around in the hallway, what if they didn't know and they could have got hurt," said one student.
Even more violence at East Lee earlier this month when a student, Jonathon Colon, says he was bullied and beaten because he's gay.
Last week, WINK News spoke with Lee County superintendent, Dr. Nancy Graham.
We asked her if this is becoming a problem school.
"Our reality is that every school has its own culture and we are a microcosm of society. So what happens in society has the potential to happen in any school," said Dr. Graham.
Some parents and students tell WINK News the school should be doing more to better protect students.
"I think they should at least more security, more cops, at least medal detectors or something, because that school is getting pretty bad," said student Yoel Bermudez.
The school district tells WINK News they respond to these incidents very quickly. One student tells WINK news at least one school resource officer is always at the school patrolling.
- Cape Police find child living in deplorable conditions
- Deputies confiscate handgun from students at Alva Middle
- Lee County judge rules in favor of son in life or death case
- Ford logo creates close call for FGCU men's basketball team
- FGCU WINS!
- Teens arrested with gun at school were searched Wednesday
- Sailboat off Marco Island tries to ride out Thursday's storm
- Principal charged with sexually assaulting staffer
- WINK News viewers capture pictures, videos of SWFL storms
- New patrol cars to help combat traffic offenses