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Deputies: Leto High School student brought knives to school

Shikeiatha Morgan, 18, was arrested Thursday after deputies said she brought three knives to Leto High School in her backpack.

Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office

Shikeiatha Morgan, 18, was arrested Thursday after deputies said she brought three knives to Leto High School in her backpack.

TAMPA — An 18-year-old Leto High School student was arrested Thursday after officials found three knives in her backpack.

Shikeiatha Morgan, of 6208 Palmview Court in Tampa, brought two six-inch knives and a four-inch knife to school in her backpack, intending to get back at girls who bullied her, said Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Debbie Carter.

School officials found the knives at about 12:30 p.m. after another student gave them a tip to search Morgan. Then they called deputies.

Carter said Morgan told deputies that other girls at school had been picking on her, pushing her and knocking things out of her locker.

Morgan faces three counts of possessing a weapon on school property. She was booked into the Hillsborough County Jail at about 2 p.m. and later released on $6,000 bail.

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Deputies: Leto High School student brought knives to school 02/12/10 [Last modified: Friday, February 12, 2010 12:06pm]

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