HORRY COUNTY, S.C. (WBTW) — A student at St. James High School was found with two knives in a bookbag on Thursday, according to Principal Ryan Poston.

The knives were confiscated and law enforcement was contacted, Poston said. The incident remains under investigation and the student “will be held accountable for their actions.”

According to an Horry County police report obtained by News13, the knives were found after another student yelled out during class, “He has a knife!” The teacher then found a pocket knife in a male student’s backpack, along with another pocket knife with a multitool that was in a storage box in the classroom.

The student claimed that both knives were his, the report said. Another student said the knife was put in their bag without their knowledge, but the student who claimed the knives said he had permission to put one in the bag.

Because there was no threat from either student, the report said school officials would handle any disciplinary action.

“I want to personally commend our students for coming forward with this information as safety is of paramount importance,” Poston said in an email to parents. “And want to continue to encourage our school community that if you see something, say something.”

No other information was immediately available. Count on News13 for updates.

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