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Knightdale High student credited with preventing campus attack

Posted November 4, 2015 10:39 p.m. EST
Updated November 5, 2015 11:35 a.m. EST

— A student at Knightdale High School is being credited with preventing a possible attack after he overheard a fellow student making threats.

Knightdale High School student Logan Fisher, 18, was busted Wednesday for bringing weapons on campus and threatening to use them.

Knightdale Police Chief Lawrence Capps said that a student had been in a conversation earlier in the day, in which Fisher had mentioned that he brought a weapon to campus. Fisher made some off-handed threats about harming someone at the school, although he didn’t mention anybody specific, said Capps.

A student at Knightdale High School took the threats seriously and immediately contacted the school resource officer.

Fisher is now charged with bringing weapons onto school grounds. A copy of the arrest warrant indicates that police found a semi-automatic pellet gun, a machete, and two pocket knives in Fisher’s vehicle.

Hagar Harris, the grandparent of a Knightdale High School student, said she was relieved that the student who reported the conversation “did the right thing.”

“I am really glad because most kids are afraid to tell anything that’s going on,” said Harris.

Police said the quiet Knightdale campus remained that way thanks, in part, to the student who wasn’t afraid to come forward.

“When you have a kid who is courageous enough to come forward like that, it puts us in a position to hopefully head off a major situation before it unfolds,” said Capps.

The Wake County Public School System’s student conduct policy indicates that a student caught with a firearm on campus will be suspended for 365 days. Depending on the seriousness of the infraction, the student can be expelled.

Court documents show that Fisher has been banned from the Knightdale High School campus. It was unknown if he would be allowed to return to school after 365 days.

Fisher is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1.