9-year-old arrested on weapons charges

KINGMAN - A 9-year-old student was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of felony disorderly conduct with a dangerous instrument or weapon.

According to the Mohave County Sheriff's Office, the boy confronted two students at a school bus stop Tuesday morning and demanded to know what had happened to his Game Boy.

The students said theytold the boy they didn't know what happened to his toy.

At that point, the boy went home and returned to the bus stop with a knife, which he allegedly used to threaten the other two students.

Witnesses told deputies that when the school bus came to pick the students up from the bus stop, the 9-year-old threw the knife into the bushes and ran away.

One of the students at the bus stop picked up the knife and turned it in to school officials at Cerbat Elementary School.

The assistant principal turned the knife over to a Sheriff's Office school resources officer, who is investigating the incident.

At 6:45 p.m., deputies contacted the boy and his guardian at a residence in the 3000 block of Butler Avenue.

The boy was taken into custody and transported to the Mohave County Juvenile Detention Center.

School officials confirmed the incident and stated that incident is still under investigation.

They declined to say what kind of punishment the boy might receive due to privacy laws.

But they did say there will be consequences to the boy's actions.