UPDATE 11:52 a.m. - There's more details coming from the recent arrest of a 15-year-old Barberton student who was allegedly found with two knives in his backpack Tuesday morning.
In a press release, Barberton police say the teen told school officials and officers that "he had a plan to take over and do harm at the school at some point in the future." Authorities say three other students knew and agreed to be a part of the plan.
Police say "there was no imminent threat and at no time yesterday were any students, staff or faculty threatened or in danger."
The 15-year-old student was charged with illegal conveyance of a weapon on school property, inciting to violence, aggravated riot, and inducing panic. The three other students, ages 13, 16 and 18, were charged with failure to report a crime, complicity to inciting violence, and aggravated Riot.
The juveniles were taken to the Summit County Juvenile Detention Center and the 18-year-old student was booked into the Summit County Jail.
Police say the school district will be following its student code of conduct in disciplining the students.
Authorities say no further information will be released at this time due to the pending criminal cases in both juvenile and adult courts of law.
A Barberton High School student was arrested after administrators say they received a tip that the student had brought a knife to school Tuesday morning.
Barberton Schools Superintendent Patti Cleary tells AkronNewsNow.com that administrators were notified about the incident 9:30 Tuesday morning.
Cleary says it's unclear at this time as to why the male student brought the knife, but that police would be questioning him. She would not release any details on the boy's age or grade level.
She says one of the positives that came from the incident was the students' proactive approach to alerting adults to the situation.
"We've been trying to teach our kids that if you see something wrong or if you hear something that doesn't sound right to let us know right away," Cleary said.
One of the high school's two on-site resource officers arrested the teen after an investigation had been conducted Tuesday morning. Also arrested were two other male students who knew about the knife, but did not report it to the proper authorities.
Superintendent Cleary said the district would follow its code of conduct related to the discipline of all students involved.
The incident is currently under investigation.